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How Do YOU Eat Local Photo Contest
Click on document title below to open information and form for the contest. Contest Deadline August 31st.
Soil Erosion Control Workshops – Registration Information
August 23rd – Gunstock Rec. Area, Gilford, NH
August 24th – Harris Center, Hancock, NH
Please register by August 15th. Send in form with $60 per person registration fee.
CEU’s and PDH’s are available!
Click on link above and download the Erosion Control Workshop brochure. The registration form is part of the brochure. For those of you who need a W-9 in order to pay the registration fee please click on the link below.
Fall Bulb Sale Program
Order deadline Friday, September 9th! Customers can pick up orders on October 13th, 14th, or 15th. Click on document name below to view or print program documents for more information.
BCCD Celebrates 70 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.
BCCD 2015 Year-End Activity Report
Please click on this link to review BCCD’s 2015 Year-End Activity Report.