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Building a better fish ladder at the historic Baxter Grist Mill

The Baxter Grist Mill dam ensured water flow for the milling process for 200 years, but it prevented herring from reaching spawning grounds in the mill pond. A fish ladder built in the 20th century wasn’t working well, so local partners and NRCS recently constructed a new ladder.

Disaster Recovery Assistance from NRCS

If you have been affected by tropical storms Henri or Ida, or another disaster, NRCS can provide disaster recovery assistance to farmers and communities through several programs. See this page for more information, then contact your local USDA Service Center.

Racial Justice and Equity in Conservation

USDA is investing up to $50 million in Racial Justice and Equity Conservation Cooperative Agreements are available to entities and individuals for projects that help beginning, limited resource, socially disadvantaged, and veteran farmers with climate-smart agriculture and forestry.

Improving water quality at Town Neck Beach, Sandwich

Mill Creek salt marsh is a fertile area for wildlife and shellfish, and an important resource for the town of Sandwich. Stormwater runoff was degrading water quality. In partnership with NRCS, local and state officials designed a project to address these concerns.

USDA awards new partnership projects in Massachusetts

USDA has announced that it is investing $330 million nationwide in 85 public-private partnerships to address climate change, improve water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability, including two projects in Massachusetts.


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