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April 2018 NRCS-Conservation District Open Houses

Upcoming Open Houses - April 9 and 17 - Come Learn About Generous Financial and Technical Assistance Available to Farmers and Forest Land Owners! 

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The RI Conservation Districts and USDA NRCS invite you to join us to learn about voluntary conservation programs for farm and forest land owners and managers! Funding and technical assistance are available for conservation practices such as:

· Forest management plans

· Forest trails and landings

· Seasonal high tunnels

· Nutrient management plans

· And more!

Information will also be provided about RI Conservation District’s other programs and projects in Providence, Kent, and Washington counties as well as the Farm, Forest, and Open Space tax program.

Monday, April 9, 2018 at 6 PM
Ashaway Fire Dept. - Community Room
213 Main Street
Ashaway, RI 02804
This program is free, but please visit or call 401-500-0422 to RSVP.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 6 PM
Greenville Public Library - Recital Room
573 Putnam Pike
Greenville, RI 02828
This program is free, but please visit or call 401-934-0840 to RSVP.

Two USDA NRCS Programs have upcoming deadlines, and you can call your Conservation District any time to learn more and get help applying!

Conservation Innovation Grants for developing innovative conservation practices and technologies in agriculture: Deadline Friday, May 11, 2018, learn more at

Search Funding Opportunity Number, input USDA-NRCS-RI-CIG-18-001

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program which offers technical and financial assistance for conservation practices on farm and forest land: Deadline Friday, April 20, 2018

Northern RI Conservation District: 401-934-0840

Southern RI Conservation District: 401-500-0422

Eastern RI Conservation District: 401-934-0842