RCPP Cost Share Program

The New Hampshire Coastal Watershed Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), led by the Nature Conservancy, funded through the Natural Resources Conservation Service(NRCS), is a funding source designed to address soil health and the degradation of water quality in coastal rivers and estuaries.

This program offers cost share opportunities to farmers through the NRCS for the purposes farm management conservation practices to address water quality, soil health, and wildlife habitat resource needs. The Conservation Districts will help guide farmers through the application process.  On a first come first served basis there will be $200 incentive payments for new applicants just for completing the application! This opportunity is funded through the Janes Trust, and is available for producers in the coastal watershed of New Hampshire which encompasses most of Strafford and Rockingham Counties.

Are you a producer interested in improving the quality of your soil, adding farm management conservation practices, or increasing wildlife habitat on your farm? Have you never considered applying for federal cost share programs through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) but find the application time consuming or confusing?

The Conservation district will help you apply!

View programs, eligibility information and ranking information.

Is your farm located the Costal Watershed? 

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2016 Backyard Trout Sale!

The RCCD backyard trout stocking program is back in time to get ready for  the spring!

Purchase your New Hampshire raised Brook or Rainbow Trout for enjoyment all summer long!

See the order form or the full webpage:  www.rockinghamccd.org/trout-sale-2016  for the details!

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Managing for Pollinators on Farms: Goss Farm, Rye. October 2, 2015 11:30am-1:00pm

Managing for Pollinators on Farms: Goss Farm, Rye. October 2, 2015 11:30am-1:00pm

Join the Xerces Society’s Jarrod Fowler for an overview of pollinator ecology, farm management for wild bees, and habitat restoration techniques to increase your local population of wild bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects – including those that prey upon crop pests. Workshop is FREE. See http://www.rockinghamccd.org/pollinator-workshops/ for more details.

 

 

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Pollinator Summit

NH Pollinator Summit
Global Issues – Local Solutions
Monday, November 2, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Concord, NH

Habitat loss, forage quality, pesticide use, pests and diseases all impact bee health and diversity, threatening the health of our landscapes and food systems. The New Hampshire Pollinator Summit will cover current research-based information related to pollinator health, as well as ongoing local and regional efforts to support and protect bee pollinators on-the-ground. Pesticide re-certification credits: 6 pending.

See the Pollinator Summit for more details

 

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2015 Summer Erosion Control Field Day

Rockingham  County 2015 Summer Erosion Control Field Day

Training for professionals working in soils, erosion control, water quality, public works, engineering, roads, planning, and consulting

When & Where:

July 28, 8 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Seacoast Science Center-Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, NH
Contact RCCD (603) 679-2790,   natsci@rockinghamccd.org

Price: $ 60 per person. Includes buffet lunch. See the Field Day Brochure for more details and registration information.

Interested in being a vendor at the event?  Please contact the District at 679-2790.

Can’t make it that day?  Merrimack  County and Grafton County are also holding field days.

July 29, 8 A.M. to 3:30 P.M
Pat’s Peak, Henniker, NH 03242
Contact MCCD (603) 975-0110 or
info@merrimackccd.org

July 30, 8 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
The Maplewood Golf Club, Bethlehem, NH
Contact GCCD (603) 353-4652, ext. 103 or
pamela.gilbert@nh.nacdnet.net

 

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Septic Plan reviews in North Hampton

As of  June 15, 2015 there are new requirements for  septic plan reviews for systems in North Hampton.

-For electronic submittals: It is required that a paper copy of the plan is submitted to RCCD with a stamped envelope addressed to the Town.
-For paper submittals: It is required that an additional paper copy of the plan is submitted to RCCD with a stamped envelope addressed to the Town.

Town of North Hampton
Building Department
233 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor
North Hampton, NH 03862-0710

An additional $25.00 fee will be applied to those submittals who do not comply with this requirement, and the plan will not be reviewed until this fee is paid (or the paper copy and  stamped envelop is submitted)

Thank you for your cooperation.

-RCCD

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Managing Habitat for Pollinators on Farms

When: Thursday, May 14, 2015.   9:00am –noon

Where : Salt Box Farm
321 Portsmouth Ave
Stratham, NH 03885

Pesticide Credits for Attendees: 3 

Saltbox farm is a 3 1/2 acre pick your own blueberry and raspberry operation, we will be using the operation to facilitate  discussion of pollinator friendly practices siting of a pollinator habitat plot for 2015

Please RSVP to RCCD:   603-679-2790 or natsci@rockinghamccd.org

See the Workshop Flyer  for more details

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Poultry and Rabbits Direct Sell to Restaurant Training

The passing of House Bill 608 allows producers to sell poultry and rabbits (up to 1000 each) directly to restaurants in New Hampshire without USDA inspection. The bill includes a training requirement that must be met by the producer pertaining to food safety.

UNH Cooperative Extension’s previous training workshop quickly filled to capacity. To accommodate everyone interested, an identical workshop for poultry and rabbit producers is being offered on Saturday, May 30 from 9 to 2:30 p.m. in Boscawen. “Food Safety for Poultry and Rabbit Producers” fulfills the HB 608 training requirement and will help producers develop a working plan for providing safe meat products for this new market. The cost of the workshop is $50 per person, including lunch, and $25 for an additional attendee from the same farm.

Workshop pre-registration is necessary and can be completed online by May 27 at bit.ly/FSPRPWorkshop. Directions to the workshop will be provided upon registration.

For more information, contact Daimon Meeh at daimon.meeh@unh.edu or (603) 679-5616.

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