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Conservation Connection e-blast - August 9, 2012

Conservation Connection e-blast

Conservation Connection e-blast...the latest news from NRCS Massachusetts and our partners

Farmers: looking to cut energy costs?

Farm Energy BMP Guides graphicPlug into a wealth of practical information by downloading the Massachusetts Farm Energy Best Management Practices Guides, a series of guidebooks just released by the Massachusetts Farm Energy Program (MFEP). The guides are now available online at! Read more...

From the CCWRRP Blog

Fish ladder will give herring a leg up in Marstons Mills

Cape Cod Water Resources Restoration Project graphicThe Cape Cod Conservation District is constantly on the lookout for areas where the staff's hard work would help to protect or restore habitats for Cape Cod's diverse wildlife and fish species. One of the areas that will soon benefit from the Cape Cod Water Resources Restoration Project is in the Marstons Mills section of Barnstable, Massachusetts. Read more and view a video of herring waiting for their new fish ladder.

Worcester County Conservation District meeting planned

The Worcester County District will hold its Local Working Group's 2012 Assessment of Natural Resources Concerns, Annual Meeting and Election of Supervisors on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 4:00 pm at Tower Hill Botanical Gardens, Meeting Room B, 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA 01505. Please email or call 508-829-0168, ext. 5 to make your reservation.

Connecticut River Watershed Council plans "Goodnight Irene" benefit concert

The Connecticut River Watershed Council will present "Goodnight Irene," a concert by songwriters from throughout the watershed on Tuesday August 28, 2012, 7:00 pm, at Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA. The concert will benefit the annual Source to Sea Cleanup and celebrate the area's resilience in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene. Tickets, which are $10, are on sale at CRWC Office, 15 Bank Row, Greenfield; online and at several local retailers. For details and tickets go to

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NRCS Massachusetts State Office: 451 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002 | 413-253-4350 | fax 413-253-4395 |  

Christine S. Clarke, State Conservationist

Massachusetts Conservation Connection editor: Diane Baedeker Petit, Public Affairs Officer

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