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Newly Launched Program
The NHACD launched its new Program “Zoom in on Conservation” June 3rd.The program is designed for New Hampshire County Conservation District Supervisors. Each month Supervisors will be introduced to a new Conservation Organization or Agency to learn how a conservation district can collaborate with these organizations to increase and improve conservation in New Hampshire.
Richard Mellor inaugurated the monthly series with an opening statement praising the NHACD for bringing in conservation organizations that the NHACD and its member districts can collaborate with to deliver effective projects.
The “Zoom in on Conservation Spotlight” featured Rockingham CCD. Manager, Vicky Nelson spoke about the invasive species removal from Odiorne State Park. Discussion involved utilization of volunteers, eradication techniques and funding sources.
Barbara Richter gave an informative presentation how Conservation Commissions work. She is the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions. The 217 Conservation Commissions in New Hampshire are very effective in getting townspeople to engage in conservation activities in their communities. Richter cited Rockingham and Cheshire CCD’s interactions with commissions in their respective county. Conservation Districts are important conservation organizations within districts.
Donna Hepp, Belknap CCD, is the new Chair of the NH State Conservation Committee (SCC).Her presentation described how the SCC works and interacts with Conservation Districts. The SCC is currently developing a strategic plan and supervisors are invited to participate in its development.