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Giving the Land Back to Nature

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After attending a Pollinator Field Day event, Leslie Meyer of Hideaway Farm decided to “bring back the balance of nature and give something back” by converting fourteen acres of her land to a native prairie planting habitat for pollinators and wildlife with help from her local NRCS service center.

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USDA Conservation Program Signup Extended for Rhode Island Oyster Farmers

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NRCS is extending our FY2024 signup #1 to February 23 for Rhode Island oyster farmers under the Oyster Reef Restoration Initiative. Anyone who applied by the initial Dec. 15 cutoff date or who applies by the extended deadline of Feb. 23 will be considered for this first signup.

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USDA announces second conservation program signup for Rhode Island farmers and forest landowners

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NRCS announces additional financial assistance opportunities for fiscal year 2024 for Rhode Island farmers and forest landowners. Through conservation programs, NRCS helps farmers and forest landowners make conservation improvements on their land that benefit natural resources and build resiliency.

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Forest Landowners in Rhode Island eligible for funding to permanently protect their land

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The RI Forest Health Works Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Project is accepting applications for funding for fiscal year 2024. It is a agreement between NRCS, RI DEM Division of Forest Environment & 10 partners to leverage over $3.9 million in 5 years to protect critical forests.