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Watershed Zoning Code Pleases Water Authorities, Irks Some Landowners KUAR This week the Pulaski County Quorum Court voted unanimously to adopt amendments to a zoning ordinance for the Lake Maumelle Watershed, but challenges still remain for those affected by the ordinance.  A task force of property owners, stakeholders and conservation groups had met over a ...

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2014 ANRC NPS Stakeholder and Project Review Meetings

September 17 and 18 Registration now open HERE 2014 Nonpoint Source Pollution Stakeholder and Project Review Meeting Successes, Species and Stakeholders Please join us for this two day event to hear from successful water quality improvement efforts, to connect with other watershed stakeholders, and to learn about nonpoint source pollution issues facing Arkansas. When WEDNESDAY ...

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Can utilities make friends with conservation? Water Online The downside of water conservation is that it hurts water utilities, which are already struggling to stay afloat. “The need for more reliable revenue is more important than ever, as water service providers contend with prolonged droughts and aging infrastructure. Unfortunately, this need for revenue can make ...

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Replant flooded land to prevent erosion and keep soil health alive Farm & Ranch Guide Don’t wait to develop a restoration plan for land devastated by recent floods. Quick action can prevent erosion and maintain soil health, said Matt Fenske, vice president of Business Development for Millborn Seeds. “I know it’s an overwhelming mess today, ...

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Soil erosion and agriculture sustainabilityAg Journal As Southeastern Colorado enters the third consecutive year of drought, the threat of soil erosion caused by wind is increased. Drought affects soil moisture, plant growth and the amount of crop residue left after harvesting. Although farmers and ranchers have adopted soil conservation practices over the years, wind erosion ...

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Farming rules to cut algae Mansfield News Journal North central Ohio’s agricultural producers already must be licensed to apply pesticides on their fields. Soon they will have to be certified to put down fertilizers as well. The extra requirement, signed into law earlier this month by Gov. John Kasich, comes in response to the habitual ...

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EPA Webinars about Harmful Algal Blooms

June 18, 2014, 1:00 pm ET: Explaining and Reporting on Harmful Algal Blooms to the Public Register for this webinar EPA will host a webcast on explaining and reporting harmful algal blooms to the public. Cat Lazaroff from Resource Media and Kate Golden from Wisconsin Watch will discuss their roles in reporting stories about harmful ...

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USDA announces programs to conserve sensitive land and help beginning farmers Farm & Ranch Guide Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that farmers, ranchers and landowners committed to protecting and conserving environmentally sensitive land may now sign up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The Secretary also announced that retiring farmers enrolled in CRP could ...

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Arkansas Watershed Stewards Education Program – 2014

Arkansas Watershed Workshop, June 30 Become an Arkansas Watershed Steward WORKSHOP DATES & RSVP INFO June 30 — Newport — ASU-Newport, Center for the Arts 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (lunch included) Cache Watershed workshop for Clay, Craighead, Greene, Lawrence, Monroe, Prairie, Poinsett, Randolph, St. Francis and Woodruff counties. RSVP Contact: Public Policy Center, Kristin Higgins, 501-671-2160 ...

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RSVP for a free lecture on agricultural research and innovation SWCS In cooperation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Soil and Water Conservation Society invites the public to attend the 2014 Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture, 4 p.m., on June 4, at the AAAS headquarters (1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, ...

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