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Conservation Helping Hand to award grants

The San Juan Conservation District is proud to bring back a program we started three years ago, “Conservation Helping Hand.”

Are you interested in implementing a conservation practice on your property, but need help with the cost? We will be awarding grants to pay for 50 percent of your project, up to $3,500.

Conservation practices to promote the use of planned grazing systems, more efficient irrigation systems, improved riparian area conditions, and rangeland/woodland productivity and plant diversity that will benefit both livestock and wildlife will be considered.

Stop by our office at 505A CR 600 (Piedra Road) for an application. We will be accepting applications until April 3. Applications will be reviewed by the elected board members and prioritized based on the targeted resource concern, environmental benefits and cost of implementation. Winners will be notified by April 15. All projects must be completed by Sept. 30, 2010.

Technical assistance will be provided by the NRCS and all approved projects must meet NRCS Standards and Specifications.

Call 731-3615 for more information.