Duval SWCD celebrates 66th anniversary

By Josie Fuentes Despite the warm temperatures, local supporters were not deterred from showing up to celebrate the Duval Soil and Water Conservation District’s (SWCD) 66th anniversary. Local sponsors, community advocates, city council members and members of the public were all present at the rooftop deck of Intuition Ale Works in the downtown Urban Core.…… Continue reading →

Getting Cover on Prevented Planting Ground

Flooding across the Midwest has kept farmers from planting an unusually high number of acres this spring. Unable to plant their cash crop, many farmers are taking a second look at cover crops in order to maintain living cover on their fields and prevent erosion. Unfortunately, the relationship between cover crops and prevented planting crop…… Continue reading →

Natural Resources Districts Active in Flooding Relief

By Sunni Heikes-Knapton, NACD Northern Plains Region Representative The nation has been watching closely as the striking images of flooding from the Midwest are broadcast to the world: farm houses and grain bins standing like lonely islands in a sea, landscapes where floodwaters stretch to the horizon and beyond, paved roads chopped into intermittent chunks,…… Continue reading →

Northeast Region Builds Capacity with Pilot Project

By NACD Northeast Region Representative and Policy Specialist Eric Hansen In April 2018, representatives from across the conservation partnership in the Northeast met in Tarrytown, N.Y., to examine their current activities and assets. Participants shared their best practices and discussed their visions for the future. By the end of this meeting, eight action plans had…… Continue reading →

Conservation in the Caribbean: NACD Special Report

From June 25-29, NACD staff and leadership traveled to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) to meet with conservation districts and government officials.This newsletter features some of the highlights from last month's trip, blog posts from the team, and lessons learned during NACD's time in the Caribbean. For photos from the trip, be…… Continue reading →

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