2012-11-22 / News

Workshops will focus on conservation funding

The state’s conservation districts, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will hold three workshops in Rhode Island for agricultural producers, farm managers and woodlot owners to see if funding is available for conservation practices.

Workshops will focus on various programs designed to improve natural resource quality while enhancing agricultural and forest production on land through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.

Available plans include grazing plans, forestry-management plans, irrigation systems, heavy-use areas, high tunnels, erosion control, stream crossings, wildlife habitat, nutrient management and hoophouse installation.

The format of these workshops will allow for focus on specific programs and practices. The workshops will be held on Monday, Nov. 26, at Middletown Public Library; on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at North Scituate Public Library; and Thursday, Nov. 29, at Richmond Grange. Participants can drop in anytime between 5:30 and 8 p.m. at all three workshops.

To register or for more information, call Jessica Blackledge at 816-5667 or 508-567-9701.

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