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Announcing American Indian/ Alaska Native Heritage Month Poster Contest

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NRCS in Rhode Island is honored to be working with area tribes to create and distribute the agency’s national 2024 American Indian/ Alaska Native Heritage Month Poster, with original artwork created by an American Indian artist, to celebrate American Indian/ Alaska Native Heritage Month.

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Biden-Harris Administration to Invest $50 Million in Projects that Restore Natural Functions and Values of Wetlands As Part of Investing in America Agenda

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USDA to invest up to $50 million in FY24 through the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership to support conservation partners with local projects that help protect, restore and enhance critical wetlands on agricultural lands and help mitigate climate change.
 

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USDA Biofouling Conservation Practice Signup Extended for Rhode Island Oyster Farmers

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NRCS is extending our fiscal year 2024 signup to June 7, 2024, for Rhode Island oyster farmers interested in Bivalve Aquaculture Gear and Biofouling Control. Shellfish farmers can apply for this practice only under this specific extension. No additional conservation practices will be offered.

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Public Scoping Meetings for Wood-Pawcatuck Rivers Watershed Flood Protection Project Set for June 2024

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NRCS and the Southern Rhode Island Conservation District (SRICD) are sponsoring Public Scoping Meetings to discuss the proposed Wood-Pawcatuck Rivers Watershed Flood Protection project in Washington County and Kent County, Rhode Island, and portions of New London County, Connecticut.

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Countdown to RI Envirothon 2024!

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On Tuesday, May 21st, fourteen teams of about 70 Rhode Island students from six Rhode Island middle and high schools will show how much they know about the environment at the 30th annual Rhode Island Envirothon.