EASTERN RHODE ISLAND LOCAL WORK GROUP MEETING FOR NEWPORT AND BRISTOL COUNTIES
WHO: Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District
WHAT: Eastern Rhode Island Work Group Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, February 6 at 6:00PM
WHERE: Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Rd, Portsmouth, RI 02871
CONTACT: Natalie Ducharme-Barth, [email protected]
Portsmouth, RI – Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District (ERICD) will hold a Local Work Group Meeting for Eastern Rhode Island farmers and landowners on Tuesday, February 6 at 6:00PM at Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Rd, Portsmouth, RI 02871. This meeting is an open forum meeting for Bristol and Newport counties to provide feedback and input on ongoing resource concerns and mitigation efforts.
Through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), ERICD provides financial and technical assistance to address natural resource concerns through an array of conservation practices. Local Work Group Meetings are a valuable part of the NRCS’s planning process, providing an opportunity for local land managers to be part of a collaborative effort to improve natural resources within their county.
The aim of this meeting is to provide a platform for anyone in Bristol and Newport Counties to provide feedback on the programs ERICD helps to facilitate through the NRCS, as well as communicating active resource concerns such as flooding, erosion, etc. ERICD provides this valuable information directly to the NRCS so that it can shape existing and future programs.
The public is invited to:
- Review the performance of the past year’s NRCS projects.
- Help shape the plans and priorities for future NRCS projects.
- Connect with partners and new audiences to seek opportunities to leverage partnership funds.
- Learn about other NRCS programs which may prove beneficial for ongoing resource concerns.
Farm and forest landowners and managers, as well as the general public of Bristol and Newport counties, are encouraged to attend. This event is free and open to the public. For questions, please contact Natalie Ducharme-Barth at [email protected] or (413) 400-2904. Please RSVP online at Eastern Rhode Island- Local Work Group Meeting — ERICD
This event is in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service Rhode Island. USDA NRCS is an equal opportunity employer, provider, and lender. If any reasonable accommodation is needed to ensure equal participation, please call (401)828-1300 a minimum of two (2) business days prior to the meeting.