CONCORD, N.H. — The Merrimack County Conservation District, in partnership with the Hillsborough County Conservation District, has two workshops coming up that aim to help educate locals on the importance of pond maintenance and management and irrigation water management. All are welcome to these workshops.
The Pond Maintenance & Management Workshop will have two separate dates for people to join. Together with the Hillsborough County Conservation District, these workshops will center around the pros and cons of pond development, such as ways to use the pond and more efficient ways to pump water using solar pumps. This workshop has two dates for people to choose from. The first will be on July 23 at Apple Hill Farm from 5:30 PM to 7 PM in Concord, NH while the second will be on July 24 at Connolly Brothers Dairy Farm from 5:30 PM to 7 PM in Temple, NH.
The second workshop is titled “Meeting Agricultural Water Needs on New Hampshire Farms” and delves into a series of workshops presented by three professionals in the field. The keynote speech will be done by Rachel E. Schattman, of the University of Vermont and Fellow Northeast Climate Hubs. Her speech will delve into the basics of irrigation water management. Joe Ayotte, of US Geological Survey, and Mike Birchler, of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, will follow giving their speeches titled “Introducing a New Shallow Well Design for Irrigation and Livestock” and “Available USDA Financial Assistance Programs for Water Management” respectively.
A big thank you goes out to the sponsors and partners for this workshop: USDA Climate Hubs, US Geological Survey, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the University of Vermont.
This workshop will be held on July 31st from 1-4pm at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications. To RSVP, please contact MCCD ator call (603) 223-6020 or contact HCCD at or call (603) 732-9194.
Space is limited so please RSVP today!
–Merrimack County Conservation District
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