White River 
Natural Resources Conservation District

2019 Board Meetings
All are welcome

February 11th at 10:00am at the Royalton Town Offices

Upoming Board Election
The White River Conservation District is actively seeking new board members with non-profit management experience.
See Legal notice below for details. Download board petition form here.
 Upcoming Events

No-Till Technique and Cost Share Programs Workshop

Wednesday, February 20th,  10am-12pm
Bradford Fire Station, 135 Carson Ln, Bradford, VT 05033
Learn about the benefits of no-till agriculture from local farmers and learn how state assistance programs such as the Farm Agronomic Practices Program (FAP) and Capital Equipment Assistance Program (CEAP) can make no till work for your farm.  Guest speakers will also talk about how to get the most out of federal and state cost share programs for conservation improvements on your farm. Attending farmers will recieve two hours of water quality credits from the state.

Guest Speakers:
Laura Johnson of UVM Extension -Cover Cropping for Soil Health
USDA NRCS  Soil Conservationist from the WRJ VT office - cost share opportunities for farms through Environmental Quality Iincentive Program .
Steven Stocking of CRWFA and Birch Meadow Farm - How to make no-till work for your farm

To all owners of one or more acres of land lying within the boundaries of the White River Natural Resources Conservation District (NRCD), notice is hereby given that on February 1, 2019 petitions for the position of Supervisor for the Conservation District will be available.  An election will be held on April, 11 2018 for one Supervisor for the District.  Petitions must be completed and returned to the local District office by close of business on March 8, 2019.
Only persons, firms and corporations who hold title in fee to one or more acres of land and residing within such an organized district are eligible to sign a petition or vote.
Conservation Districts are local subdivisions of state government established under the Soil Conservation Act of Vermont.   
An eligible voter may contact White River Natural Resources Conservation District at 802-369-3167 for a petition or more information.
Lake Fairlee Association receives grant to continue Lake Fairlee preservation and fight against invasive species!
A $21, 600 grant was awarded to the Lake Fairlee Association along with the White River Natural Resource Conservation District (WRNRCD) from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation to continue the support of protecting Lake Fairlee from invasive plant species. 
This is the third year the WRNRCD has been able to assist the Lake Fairlee Association in its ongoing battle against the invasive milfoil plant.  The funds will be used to continue the very successful boat launch greeter program as well as herbicide lake treatment.
The Lake Fairlee Association is an organized group of volunteers committed to protecting and preserving the natural beauty of Lake Fairlee for current users and future generations.  Membership is open to all! LFA members include lake residents, nearby neighbors, and regular visitors.  The affairs of the Association are managed by a Board of Trustees, which meets monthly through most of the year. The WRNRCD is a locally led and operated organization that promotes soil and water conservation by working with people in the area and through area projects, education programs, and partnerships with federal, state, and local groups involved in natural resource management.