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NH Gleans-Belknap County Coordinator Job Posting

Spend your days outside in the country!   Agricultural Employment

NH Gleans-Belknap County is seeking a self-motivated and organized individual to coordinate its program.  Responsibilities include recruiting donor farms and home gardeners, recruiting and organizing volunteers, and assisting in the harvest (gleaning) of crops from farm fields for donation to local food pantries.  Must have: valid driver’s license and dependable transportation, communication and computer skills, be able to lift up to 40 pounds, and have a somewhat flexible schedule.

$15/hour, no benefits.    15-20 hours/week depending on donations

Part-time; Mid-June to Mid-November

For a more detailed job description and employment application, click on the documents below.  If you’d like more information contact Lisa at the BCCD office, telephone (603) 527-5880.  Equal Opportunity Employer

2016 BCCD Gleaning Coordinator Job Description 3-2016           BCCD Application for Employment

BCCD 2016 TREE, SHRUB, FLOWER & TROUT SALE

2016 BCCD Tree Sale Important Information Sheet

2016 BCCD Tree Sale & Trout Order Form

2016 BCCD Tree Sale Plant Descriptions

2016 BCCD Bulb-Flower Order Form

2016 BCCD Bulb-Flower Picture Guide

Hello All !!!

For the 24th year BCCD is offering its Tree & Shrub and More Sale!

Bulb order deadline March 11th

Tree & Shrubs order deadline is March 21st

Trout order deadline is April 23rd

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.

Gunstock Brook

GILFORD RESIDENTS !!  Please take a moment to fill out our survey.  Your responses will guide local officials in their work addressing soil erosion and water quality in the Town of Gilford.

Link to Gunstock Brook Survey

 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/858LVW5

 

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

 

BCCD 2014 & 2015 Year-End Activity Reports

Please click on this link to review BCCD’s 2014 and 2015 Year-End Activity Reports.

2014 Year-End Activity Report

2015 Year to Date Report created revised December 7 2015 with pictures