NACD is working to support voluntary conservation delivery in towns and cities through its Urban Agriculture Conservation Grant Initiative.
In 2017, this program will help 19 districts in 14 states implement urban agriculture projects that support local food production, provide opportunities for education and stewardship, and protect natural resources. NACD President Brent Van Dyke announced the 2017 grantees at this year’s Summer Conservation Forum and Tour in Altoona, Iowa.
The 19 urban conservation projects selected for the 2017 funding cycle were, by state: Sebastian County CD, Arkansas; Inland Empire RCD, California; New Castle CD, Delaware; Fulton County SWCD, Georgia; Johnson County SWCD, Iowa; Douglas County CD, Kansas; Prince George’s SCD, Maryland; Genesee CD, Michigan; Upper Big Blue NRD, Nebraska; Nevada Tahoe CD, Nevada; Ocean County SCD, New Jersey; Ciudad SWCD, New Mexico; San Juan SWCD, New Mexico; Colonial SWCD, Virginia; Lord Fairfax SWCD, Virginia; Cascadia CD, Washington; Grant CD, Washington; Kitsap CD, Washington; Snohomish CD, Washington
In 2016, this initiative helped increase technical assistance capacity for urban agriculture conservation projects in 42 conservation districts in 25 states. To read project descriptions for the 2016 funding cycle, head to NACD’s Urban and Community webpage.