Belknap County Conservation District
Mailing address and office location: 64 Court Street, Laconia, NH 03246
Telephone: (603) 527-5880 Email: email@example.com
BCCD 2016 Annual Report 2016 Year to Date Report for website
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2017 Tree, Shrub, Flowers & Trout Sale Flyers
The 25th Annual Tree Sale is on! As you can see by the title we have a wide range of products to help enhance the enjoyment of your landscape. We have fruit trees and berry plants for your edible gardens, trees & shrubs for beauty and wildlife habitat, live trout for those fish lovers (need an enclosed pond on your own property), and this year we are offering a live concert to help benefit our food donation program.
Trees, Shrubs, Bulbs, Potted Plants – orders due March 8
Trout – orders due April 23
Benefit Concert – advanced tickets $15 each by March 6. Tickets sold at the door $20 on March 11
Plant Extra for Hunger – a benefit concert for NH Gleans- Belknap County featuring Peter O’Halloran & the Hired Men
NH Gleans-Belknap County encourages farmers and home gardeners to plant a little extra for donation to local food pantries. When the crops are ready NH Gleans-Belknap County volunteers will harvest and deliver them to local food pantries, soup kitchens, and senior centers in the region. For more information on the Plant Extra for Hunger benefit concert please click on the links below. For more information on the NH Gleans program visit website www.nhgleans.org or contact the NH Gleans-Belknap County Coordinator, Russ Bailey, at email firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Date: March 11, 2017 Time: 7 to 10 PM
Location: New Hampton School, McEvoy Theater, 70 Main Street, New Hampton, NH
Parking Lot and Event Access use 34 Dr. Childs Road (see campus map document)
Tickets: $15 per person advanced sale; $20 per person at the door. Advanced sale ends March 6
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Wetlands Walk Boardwalk – Buy A Board Fundraiser
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.
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.