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BCCD Informational & Social Gathering

November 4th from 6-8 PM at the Belknap County Sportsmen’s Association, 182 Lily Pond Road, Gilford   RSVP requested by November 2nd.  Refreshments will be served.  Link below to register.

Guest Presenter: Ray Archuleta, renowned soil scientist specializing in soil health – how to attain it/maintain it at home, at work, on the farm, and in the garden.

BCCD Informational & Social Gathering  Click the link to see and download registration form.

Winter Construction: Topics of Interest Workshop

November 19th from 8:30 am to 3 pm at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, NH presenters from several private companies and the City of Laconia will offer information on: Stormwater Compliance with the EPA Construction General Permit, over-winter site protection, winter logging operations, stream emergency management, and case examples of work done by the City of Laconia relevant to the program’s focus.  Registration requested by November 16th, $40 registration fee with hot lunch included.

Click link to download program flyer.  2015 Winter Construction Topics brochure

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



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 Year-End Activity Report

Please click on this link to review BCCD 2014 Year-End Activity Report.

2014 Year-End Activity Report