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Hop Brook Dam, Northborough

Public meeting on proposed upgrade of Hop Brook Dam, Northborough

Northborough residents and other interested parties attended a public meeting to discuss and submit comments on proposed plans to upgrade the Hop Brook Dam in Northborough. The meeting was held on Thursday June 28th at the Northborough Town Hall.

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Finding of No Significant Impact issued for Taunton State Hospital dam removal project

NRCS has prepared a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as amended, and gives notice that an environmental impact statement is not being prepared for the Taunton State Hospital dam removal project.

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A New England cottontail rabbit

Agriculture and Interior departments announce joint wildlife conservation efforts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture�s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in partnership with the Department of the Interior�s Fish and Wildlife Service have announced funding for a new Working Lands for Wildlife partnership, which allows farmers and forest landowners to use innovative approaches to restore and protect habitat for at-risk wildlife species such as the New England cottontail rabbit.

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Outreach is part of NRCS' daily business. We work to ensure that programs and services are made accessible to all customers, while placing special emphasis on those who may be underserved. Historically, underserved audiences have included minorities, tribes, women, the disabled, new farmers, limited resource farmers and small-scale farmers. Underserved audiences can also include other groups of customers, such as new immigrant or refugee farmers or organic producers. We'd like to reach you too.


The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment.