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Belknap County Conservation District Funding Alert!!

Contact list for Belknap County Delegates can be accessed by clicking on the link below. 

On February 28th the Belknap County Delegation came within one vote of cutting all county funding for the Belknap County Conservation District as well as funding for agencies like the Community Action Program, Genesis Behavioral Health, and the Belknap Economic Development Council.  These funding cuts were proposed by some members of the County Delegation who see them as a way to cut taxes. It is the understanding of BCCD that some Delegates do not agree with the funding cuts as proposed and other members may be undecided.  Your Delegates need to hear from you what you think about the proposed funding cuts!!  Click on the document name below to get a list of the Delegates from Belknap County along with their contact information, and read about how the Belknap County Conservation District has benefited the county both environmentally and economically

2017 Support Conservation District Funding – Contact List for County Delegates with Talking Points

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

BCCD 2016 Annual Report 2016 Year to Date Report for website

 Scroll down to see all program and event notices. 

 March 11th Plant Extra for Hunger Benefit Concert  – supports NH Gleans-Belknap County

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 belknapgleans11@gmail.com

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

Click on the underlined document names to download a pdf version of the document.

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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.   

Order Deadlines:

Trees, Shrubs, Bulbs, Potted Plants – orders due March 8 – but will fill orders after the 8th as long as supplies last!!

Trout – orders due April 23

Benefit Concert – advanced tickets $15 each by March 6.  Tickets sold at the door $20 on March 11

2017 Tree & Trout Sale Order Form – website    2017 Tree Descriptions -website

2017 Spring Bulb & Potted Plant Order From     2017 Bulb & Potted Plant Color Pictures

2017 New Hampshire Wildlife Package Information and Signature Form

Benefit Concert PLANT EXTRA FOR HUNGER Information and Ticket Form

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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