RCCD Board MeetingsDuring the summer, board meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM at the RCCD office and are open to the public. It is best to call ahead to confirm if you would like to attend.
NH Natural Resources Conservation Service Programs & Updates
What is Your Stormwater Pollutant Footprint?Download the NHDES Residential Model and see the effects of adding an addition to your home or incorporating a simple runoff treatment method. Residential Stormwater Website & Model
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Mission StatmentOur mission is to conserve and sustain the natural environment for present and future generations by working to make wise land use decisions.
The Role of RCCDThe Rockingham County Conservation District delivers soil and water conservation at the local level. Formed in 1946 as a legal sub-division of the State of New Hampshire and operating under NH State Statute RSA 432:12, the District is directed by a Board of Supervisors, a state appointed governing body made up of five residents of the county. The position of a District Supervisor is a public office and as such the Board of Supervisors has a legal and moral responsibility to the people of the District, its constituents.
Click the link below for more information and Bid Documents:
Reactive Barrier Technology at a site in Rockingham and Strafford County, New Hampshire under the Great Bay Watershed Management Implementation Plan. The project is funded through the Clean Water Act, Section 319 for non-point source pollution control. A portion of the project includes sampling and analysis of groundwater and surface water to determine pre- and post- removal nitrogen concentrations and related water quality characteristics.
RCCD requests quotations for laboratory services to complete this three-year project. A table listing parameters, methods and sample quantities is listed below. Please provide unit costs for the analyses in the tables provided and complete the bid form with company and contact information. Please also see the list of certifications requiring notarization.
Laboratories must maintain laboratory certification in the State of New Hampshire for the procedures requested. A copy of the certification will be included with the bid document.
Laboratories will provide all bottles, labels and chain of custody documents for sampling. Please include a description of bottle request procedures, delivery and pickup services and any associated costs for these items.
Laboratories will provide electronic and paper copies of the analytical reports within 10 business days of sample delivery.
The selected laboratory will also be asked to provide Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Assurance/Quality Control procedures for inclusion in the project QAPP within two weeks of notification of selection.
For questions on this RFQ please contact:
Vicky Stafford, Rockingham County Conservation District, email@example.com, (603) 679-2790 x. 16
Danna Truslow, Project Manager
Please submit the signed and completed form with any supporting documents to the contacts listed above by April 25, 2014.
The 2014 Coastal New Hampshire Climate Summit III
Collaborating for Solutions: Choices Ahead
Location: Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center and the Great Bay Discovery Center
Brought to you by: The Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup, and the NERRS Science Collaborative.
What is it: An annual discussion and collaborative forum among scientist, agencies, municipal leaders, watershed organizations and citizens concerned about the impacts of climate change in coastal New Hampshire.
Register Here: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=16295
On Thursday, April 10, from 10:30 – 3:30 at the New Community Center, in
Claremont, NH, UVM and UNH are offering a hands-on workshop to build your
skills to implement new management practices on your farm for Spotted Winged Drosophila management. This workshop brings specialists from in and outside the region to
share important up-to-date, new information! There are sessions on
monitoring, cultural control and organic and conventional spray options for
SWD in small fruit.
These workshops are for small fruit growers and those
who teach or work with these growers. Hannah Burrack, North Carolina State
University will present information on SDW control. Vern Grubinger, UVM,
will talk about netting, George Hamilton, UNH will discuss cultural
practices and spray methods and Alan Eaton, UNH & Margaret Skinner, UVM
will demonstrate trapping methods and adult ID. Preregistration is
required! Sign up today. 5 pesticide credits will be awarded to attendees.
For more information, contact Cheryl Sullivan, 802-656-5434, (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
find registration form at http://www.uvm.edu/~entlab/
If you’re interested in buying or leasing farmland, have questions, feel stuck in the process, or want to meet and make connections with other farmers and farm advisors in your area, this gathering is for you!
You will learn about:
- Finding and evaluating farmland
- Purchase, lease and financing options
- Leasing or taking over a retiring farmer’s operation
- Expanding your network for increased knowledge, connection and profit
Following the Land Access Info Session is a Seacoast Farmer Mixer at the brewery, featuring locally catered food, live music, and of course, fresh-brewed Smuttynose beer. Let’s get together, talk shop, network, share ideas, and dance!
To learn more and register: www.landforgood.org/RSVP.
Find out more about the projects and activities of the Rockingham County Conservation District in our 2013 Annual Report
Farm Commons is hosting webinars to help farmers learn more about the legal issues that affect their farm operation.
Food Safety Liability and Regulations
March 25, 2014, 6pm CDT
Visit farmcommons.org/webinars/ for information on each webinar
Find out more about RCCD projects and activities from the 2012 Annual Report!