$235 million in new funding is now available to improve the nation's water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability through RCPP.
To truly understand the scope of Chesapeake Bay conservation activities, you need a bird’s eye view of the rivers, streams, and creeks feeding this vast ecosystem. NRCS joins partners in highlighting ongoing investments in natural resource protection benefiting all Marylanders.
Conservation improvements have helped Butler’s Orchard, located in the D.C. suburb of Germantown, grow to encompass 300 acres with more than 180 crops including 25 different kinds of vegetables, fruits and flowers.
More than 100 students took part in the outdoor natural resources competition that challenges participants to identify and categorize living resources, perform soil surveys and solve other complex natural resource issues.
Maryland farmers and forestland owners are voluntarily installing conservation practices on thousands of acres annually to help support rural economies, protect wildlife habitat and improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Date: Jul 15, 2015
Date: Oct 21, 2015
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