Summary of Program
The Healthy Farms, Healthy Watershed Program is a multi-pronged approach to improve water quality on the Scituate Reservoir Watershed through Education & Outreach Projects and Restoration Projects. Below is a full list of both Education & Outreach Projects and Restoration Projects organized under the Healthy Farm, Healthy Watershed Program. For more information, go to the “Outreach & Education Projects” page.
NRICD's Healthy Farm, Healthy Watershed Program includes:
- The Healthy Farm, Healthy Watershed Workshop Series
Informative workshops presented by the Healthy Farm Healthy Watershed Ambassadors providing a tour of their farm, their story, and tips to manage manure.
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- Small Scale Livestock Farmer Resources
NRICD has developed Fact Sheets for small scale livestock farmers to self-assess their operations and learn about best manure management practices.
- The Scituate Reservoir Watershed Education Program
The 2021 theme, “Watershed Farmers: Growing Healthy Food and Clean Water,” will provide various opportunities to students living in the Scituate Reservoir Watershed, including classroom presentations, a poster contest, and a water festival.
- The RI Manure Exchange Program
The Rhode Island Manure Exchange Program is a state-wide online resource where farmers and gardeners connect with each other to provide, receive, and trade livestock manure.
About the Program
- Manure Storage Structures
Funding, installation and project support is available through NRCS to assist small livestock farmers to implement best management practices on their farm to save them time and money, increase pasture and livestock health, and protect water quality.
If you are interested in discussing programs that can assist with the planning and installation of a manure storage structure (or comparable manure management system) contact: Kate Bousquet, Northern District Conservationist for USDA-NRCS, 401-255-6212, email@example.com.