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Winter Construction Workshop

December 9th at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, NH from 8 AM -3 PM.  Please send in registration (in the brochure) and payment by Dec 6th.

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NRCS Conservation Client Gateway Session

December 14th at the Gordon-Nash Library, 69 Main Street, New Hampton from 3-4 PM.  Please send in registration form (in the document linked below) by Dec 12th.  There is no fee to attend this program.

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Composting Yard Waste

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Home owners can compost their fall yard waste at home!  Please click on the link above 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.

Green Roof for Small Structures BCCD Handout

Green Roof Dog House with Friends Green Roof Dog House Plantings

BCCD  2015 Year-End Activity Report

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

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