Friends of NACD

A Friends of NACD District Grant Helps the Eastern Connecticut Conservation District Establish Trails and Habitat at Outdoor Education Center

By Dan Mullins, Executive Director, Eastern Connecticut Conservation District and Candice Abinanti, NACD Southeast Region Representative The Eastern Connecticut Conservation District (ECCD) considers itself fortunate to own 85 acres of land in Brooklyn, Connecticut. The land features a wide variety of habitats and natural resources, and the ECCD is currently working to develop an outdoor…… Continue reading →

Friends of NACD District Grant Helps Duval SWCD Support New Farmers Through a Start Farming Mentorship Program

By Jennifer Casey, Chair, Duval SWCD In 2021, the Duval Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) introduced the Start Farming Mentorship Program to support new farmers by providing tours of local farm operations and onsite workshops about sustainable practices, including water conservation, composting, and permaculture. The year-long program, made possible by a $2,500 grant award…… Continue reading →

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