Virginia's statewide network of Earth Team volunteers are making a difference for conservation in the Commonwealth. We ranked 6th in the nation for the 2nd year in a row with nearly 1,300 individuals donating 17,000 hours of service in 2014!
NRCS is investing $19.3 million to rehabilitate three Virginia dams to protect public health, safety, and critical infrastructure in Augusta, Rockingham, and Culpeper counties, and the towns of Bridgewater and Culpeper. Selected dams are Upper North River 77 and Mountain Run 11 and 50.
What we do on the land impacts our rivers and streams. Healthy soil helps regulate the flow of rain and irrigation water, holding some for plant growth and filtering out pollutants before they enter Virginia waterways. Soil health practices can help improve soil function for cleaner water.
NRCS is now accepting applications from VA landowners and governmental/non-governmental groups interested in protecting the state's wetlands and working farms through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). The next application deadline is April 30, 2015.
A Virginia proposal to address the state’s top natural resource concerns through increased adoption of forestry practices is among 110 state and national projects set to receive a share of more than $370 million through USDA’s new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCCP).
Date: Apr 29, 2015
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