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March 2014 Conservation Connection Newsletter

In This Issue:

2014 Farm Bill
NH Water Quality Partnership
National Cover Crop and Soil Health Conference
Featured Photo - Owl tracks
African American History Month

  • Presidential Proclamation
  • Bayard Rustin - mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Women's History Month

  • Presidential Proclamation
  • Don't Call Girls Bossy 
  • NH NRCS Staff Stories 

CIG Pre-proposals Due
Calendar of Events

  • NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant State Application Pre-proposals due May 2nd.
  • announcement
  • Merrimack County Conservation District Annual Tree, Shrub, Bulb & More Fundraiser through March 24th
  • Pollinator Conservation Short Course sponsored by the Xerces Society and the Cheshire and Hillsborough County Conservation Districts March 25th, 9:00 to 4:00, Jaffrey, NH
  • Wild and Scenic Film Festival March 28th, 5:30, Red River Theatres, Concord, NH
  • Saving Special Places April 5th, 8:00 to 3:45, Laconia, NH
  • Saco River Water Conference April 23rd, 8:30 to 3:45, Leura Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy, ME
  • NHDES Drinking Water Source Protection Conference April 30th, 8:30 to 4:00, The Grappone Center, Concord, NH
  • Monadnock Farm Summit May 19th, 5:30 to 7:30, Heberton Hall, next to the Keene Public Library 60 Winter Street

January 2014 Conservation Connection Newsletter

In This Issue:

  • Bipartisan Agreement on a New Farm Bill:  Congress on Verge of Enacting 5-Year Farm Bill Legislation
  • The NH NRCS Receives The Nature Conservancy's Conservation Partner Award
  • Join a Local and National Conversation on Cover Crop and Soil Health February 18, 2014
  • NRCS NH Expands Financial Assistance for High Tunnels
  • New Hampshire Has Been Selected to Participate in a National Water Quality Pilot Project by the NRCS
  • NRCS NH Bids Farewell, Welcome, and Welcome back
  • Civil Rights:
    - Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.
    - Temple Grandin
  • January is National Mentoring Month
  • Health and Wellness:
    -  The power of will and yoga
    -  Lifestyle change vs. New Year's Resolutions
    -  Everybody Walks Campaign
  • Featured photos:  before and after of Old Mill Gravel Pit Restoration
  • Calendar of Events:
    -  NOFA-NH's 12th Annual Winter Conference, February 1 & 2, 2014 in Concord
    -  NH Farm and Forest Expo, February 7 & 8, 2014 in Manchester
    -  Women in Ag Conference, February 7th at the NH Farm and Forest Expo in Manchester
    -  Applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program are due February 7, 2014
    -  Cover Crop and Soil Health Workshop, February 18, 2014 in Concord
    -  Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference, April 29 and 30, 2014 in Newport, RI 
    -  Cheshire County Conservation District Annual Plant Sale -- Deadline for Orders is March 12, 2014

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