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FY 2025 Cover Crop Sign-Up

The annual sign-up period for the Kent Conservation District’s Cover Crop Cost-Share Program will take place starting Monday, June 3 through Friday, August 30, 2024. This popular grant program provides farmers in Kent County, Delaware with cost-share assistance to offset seed, labor, and equipment costs to plant fall cover crops to protect local water quality, build healthy soils, and capture carbon from the atmosphere. Fall planted cover crops can provide a range of water quality, soil health, and climate benefits. In addition to protecting local streams from nutrient and sediment runoff, they also add organic matter to the soil, control

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2023 Poster Contest

The Annual NACD Poster Contest is open to all public, private and home-schooled students grades K-12!!! This year’s theme is “ONE WATER”. Prizes are awarded at the State level for First, Second and Third place. and then sent on to the national contest. Our deadline for entry is October 27, 2023 for the State level competition. For more information, please visit: https://www.nacdnet.org/general-resources/stewardship-and-education-materials/contests/

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Tree for Every Delawarean Initiative

Kent Conservation District is taking part in the “Tree for Every Delawarean Initiative”. This program’s goal is to plant at least one tree for every Delawarean. This effort of building healthy and resilient forests is crucial in the effort to reduce the effects of climate change on the State of Delaware. The Tree for Every Delawarean Initiative is a partnership that includes the Urban and Community Forest (UFC) programs in the Department of Agriculture’s Delaware Forest Service, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy and other stakeholders. It offers grants to private

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Barn Dance History

The Kent Conservation District has held 20 Barn Dances in support of the Delaware Envirothon. A special thank you goes out to all of the sponsors, donors, and volunteers, who have supported and those that continue to support our events.

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Soil Conservation Technician