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The Last Green Valley, Inc. has moved its office temporarily to Quinebaug Valley Community College, 742 Upper Maple St., Danielson CT. TLGV had to vacate its offices in downtown Danielson for the landlord to undertake remediation of asbestos and mold in the building.

You can still call them at 860-774-3300 and you can visit them in Room 201W at QVCC. Please call ahead before coming in to ensure they are there. The temporary relocation is expected to last until July 1.
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Are you a Connecticut farmer looking to do more to protect the water quality in the surrounding area? If you live within one of the state’s two priority watersheds, the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has an initiative that could be right for you.

Through the National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) farmers can implement conservation practices within a local area to protect water bodies within selected watersheds. NRCS works closely with conservation partners and state water quality agencies to select watersheds where on-farm conservation can deliver the greatest benefits for clean water.

Connecticut’s priority watersheds are:

• Broad Brook, which covers an area of approximately 10,099 acres in north central Connecticut. Four municipalities are located in this watershed including East Windsor, Ellington, Somers, and Tolland – with the majority in East Windsor and Ellington. The watershed includes two segments, totaling slightly more than 10 miles that are impaired for recreation due to elevated bacteria levels.
• Little River Watershed, which covers an area of approximately 15,646 acres in the northeastern part of the state. There are multiple municipalities located at least partially in this watershed including Woodstock, Putnam, Pomfret, and Thompson; the northern portion extends into Massachusetts. The watershed includes two segments, Muddy Brook (5.44 miles) and Peckham Brook (.89 miles), impaired for recreation due to elevated bacteria levels.

The NWQI helps farmers implement voluntary conservation practices such as nutrient management, cover crops, conservation cropping systems, filter strips, terraces, and buffers which protect and improve water quality where it is needed most. These types of practices enhance agricultural productivity and profitability, while also improving water quality by enhancing soil health and optimizing the use of agricultural inputs.

If you are a producer in East Windsor, Ellington, Somers, and Tolland and would like to see if you’re qualified or would like more information, contact the Windsor Service Center at (860) 688-7725; if you’re located in Woodstock, Putnam, Pomfret, and Thompson, contact the Danielson Service Center at (860) 779-0557. Deadline for applications is June 21, 2019.
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2 weeks ago

Thames River Basin Partnership

From our partners at the Eastern Connecticut Conservation District
www.facebook.com/425357937515881/posts/2448234601894861/Six members of the Trout Unlimited Thames Valley Chapter planted a rain garden at the Bozrah Town Hall as a demonstration project for the TRBP Floating Workshop. This is one of the ECCD 100 Rain Gardens and 100 Rain Barrel projects supported by a Long Island Sound Futures Fund Grant
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From our partners at the Eastern Connecticut Conservation District
https://www.facebook.com/425357937515881/posts/2448234601894861/
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