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Belknap County Conservation District

Mailing address and office location:  64 Court Street, Laconia, NH  03246

Telephone: (603) 527-5880  Email: lisa.morin@nh.nacdnet.net

  Harvest Supper Fundraiser – October 12th at Moulton’s Farm

4:30 PM Farm Tour – Moulton Farm, Meredith, NH

5:30 PM  Wine Tasting with Hermit Woods Winery, Harvest Supper, Live Music !!

$65 per person with 100% of registration fee going to support BCCD.  Thank you Moulton Farm!!!

Pre-register and payment (check or cash) by October 4th.  Registration form and more information can be obtained by clicking on link below.

2017 BCCD Harvest Supper & Farm Tour brochure  Click here to download registration form and more information.

 

  Gravel & Dirt Road Maintenance Workshop: dust off your thinking caps and make the grade 

2017 Draft Gravel & Dirt Roads Flyer and Registration Form – distribute   Click on the document title above to view the workshop and registration form.  

The NH Department of Environmental Services and the Belknap County Conservation District are hosting a NH Gravel & Dirt Road Maintenance Workshop on Sept 29 in Gilford, NH.  Attendance RSVP requested by September 21.  Registration fee is $45 per person.Mail form and payment to: BCCD, 64 Court Street, Laconia, NH  03246.   If you have questions don’t hesitate to call Lisa at the Belknap County Conservation District at telephone 603-527-5880 or email at lisa.morin@nh.nacdnet.net

This is a one day workshop focused on cost effective gravel and dirt road maintenance and improvements while reducing pollutants to protect and restore water quality. Topics include:

         Road Drainage and Managing Runoff – Traditional & Innovative BMPs

         When are Permits Required?

         Road Surface Materials, Grading and Maintenance

         Drainage Easements, Homeowner Associations, and Best Management Practices

Topic presenters include representatives from EJ Prescott Inc.; NHDES; UNH Stormwater Center; US Forest Service – White Mountain National Forest; Rural Home Tech; Town of New London, NH; and Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell law firm. Professional Development Hours available from EnviroCert and certificates of attendance will be provided.

 

BCCD August 2017 Update

BCCD Update Aug 2017  Click link to the left to view full document.

Update Contents:

BCCD Seeks Feedback – Take On-line Survey  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HKCCNTH

Register for Harvest Supper Fundraiser Oct. 12 BCCD Farm to Table Harvest Supper Registration

More Ways to Help Support BCCD  http://www.nhgleans.org

 

Help support BCCD staff and volunteers in their work to assist Belknap County families and towns conserve our natural resources for the future.

  

Gunstock Brook – Streambank Mass Failure, Gilford, NH

Gunstock Brook Streambank Restoration

BCCD is working with the Gilford Conservation Commission and Town Officials to repair a ‘mass streambank failure’ on Gunstock Brook.  Click on the document names below to view the report that started it all!

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Wetlands Walk Boardwalk – Buy A Board Fundraiser

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Have you visited the Wetlands Walk at Gunstock Mountain Resort?

Did you know you can put your name on it??  It’s easy!!  Buy a Board and we’ll put your name on it!

For every board you ‘buy’ we will have a name of your choosing engraved on a 4 inch by 1 inch plaque and adhere it to the board.  Click on the document names below to find out more about the Wetlands Walk and to print out the Buy A Board order form!  (All submissions will be subject to review for appropriateness so as not to offend our multi-generational users.)  Thank you for your support.

Wetlands Walk Project Information & Volunteer Recognition    Buy A Board – Order Form 2017

BCCD Celebrates 71 years of Service to Belknap County

The Belknap County Conservation District (BCCD) was established in Belknap County on February 14th 1946.

The mission of the BCCD is to help landowners and communities conserve natural resources in Belknap County.  We accomplish this by:

Identifying critical natural resource conservation issues and needs

Initiating action and projects that demonstrate conservation best management practices

Providing conservation information, education, and training

Facilitating access to technical and financial resources that enable conservation action

Conservation Districts were established across the country in response to the causes and effects of the ‘Dust Bowl’  by serving as a pathway for agricultural producers to access Federal, State, and Local funding and technical expertise.   The Dust Bowl effected the entire country, not just the western grasslands that had been converted into agricultural fields.

BCCD Builds a Green Roof Dog House

The New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) were looking to fund projects that demonstrated to the public accessible methods of stormwater (rain and snow melt) control and conservation.  The Belknap County Conservation District came up with the idea of a green roofs for small structures such as garden sheds, garage, or pump house…. but with a twist.  Since we are dog lovers, one and all, we thought of putting a green roof on a dog house.  Our dog house is about 4 feet high at the tallest point in the front and 2.5 feet high at the back, and has a width of 3 feet.  Although not shown, the dog door/entrance is located at the front of the structure on the taller end.  The  6 inch deep planting frame is lined with regular roofing ice/water shield against the plywood platform, and on top of that we have placed a moisture mat, light-weight soil mixture, and drought tolerant plants.  The planting box has drain holes so that the whole thing doesn’t become a mud pit during high rain events.  Since this was to be a demonstration project we put our dog house on wheels and use it as a ‘demonstration model’ to take it to venues such as schools, farm stands, plant nurseries, and public events.  When the model is not on the road it can be seen at the Picnic Rock Farm Stand, 85 Daniel Webster Highway (Route #3), Meredith, NH.  For more information please click on the document below to read our informal handout.

Green Roof for Small Structures BCCD Handout

Green Roof Dog House with Friends Green Roof Dog House Plantings