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Belknap County Conservation District
Mailing address and office location: 64 Court Street, Laconia, NH 03246
Telephone: (603) 527-5880 Email: email@example.com
4:30 PM Farm Tour – Moulton Farm, Meredith, NH
5:30 PM Wine Tasting with Hermit Woods Winery, Harvest Supper, Live Music !!
$65 per person with 100% of registration fee going to support BCCD. Thank you Moulton Farm!!!
Pre-register and payment (check or cash) by October 4th. Registration form and more information can be obtained by clicking on link below.
2017 BCCD Harvest Supper & Farm Tour brochure Click here to download registration form and more information.
2017 Draft Gravel & Dirt Roads Flyer and Registration Form – distribute Click on the document title above to view the workshop and registration form.
The NH Department of Environmental Services and the Belknap County Conservation District are hosting a NH Gravel & Dirt Road Maintenance Workshop on Sept 29 in Gilford, NH. Attendance RSVP requested by September 21. Registration fee is $45 per person.Mail form and payment to: BCCD, 64 Court Street, Laconia, NH 03246. If you have questions don’t hesitate to call Lisa at the Belknap County Conservation District at telephone 603-527-5880 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a one day workshop focused on cost effective gravel and dirt road maintenance and improvements while reducing pollutants to protect and restore water quality. Topics include:
Road Drainage and Managing Runoff – Traditional & Innovative BMPs
When are Permits Required?
Road Surface Materials, Grading and Maintenance
Drainage Easements, Homeowner Associations, and Best Management Practices
Topic presenters include representatives from EJ Prescott Inc.; NHDES; UNH Stormwater Center; US Forest Service – White Mountain National Forest; Rural Home Tech; Town of New London, NH; and Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell law firm. Professional Development Hours available from EnviroCert and certificates of attendance will be provided.
BCCD August 2017 Update
BCCD Update Aug 2017 Click link to the left to view full document.
BCCD Seeks Feedback – Take On-line Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HKCCNTH
Register for Harvest Supper Fundraiser Oct. 12 BCCD Farm to Table Harvest Supper Registration
More Ways to Help Support BCCD http://www.nhgleans.org
Help support BCCD staff and volunteers in their work to assist Belknap County families and towns conserve our natural resources for the future.
Gunstock Brook – Streambank Mass Failure, Gilford, NH
Gunstock Brook Streambank Restoration
BCCD is working with the Gilford Conservation Commission and Town Officials to repair a ‘mass streambank failure’ on Gunstock Brook. Click on the document names below to view the report that started it all!
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.