NRCS EQIP Applications Due February 17th
Hood River County’s local Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) office has funding from the National Air Quality Initiative for the elimination of all diesel oil burning orchard heaters, for grinding and chipping orchard wood waste in lieu of burning it, and for using an EPA approved method of burning diseased orchard prunings. If you’re interested in implementing any of these practices on your land, be sure to sign up for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) by February 17, 2017.
If you are in Middle Fork Irrigation District, EQIP funding is also available for irrigation system upgrade projects. Apply by February 17th to take advantage of this funding source.
To learn more about any of these funding opportunities or to have an application packet mailed to you, contact the the local Hood River County District Conservationist Carly Heron at Carly.firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-352-1037.
Applications can also be completed online at the client gateway.
Learn more about EQIP here.
Other state-wide initiatives that have been available in the past and are likely to be offered again, include the Organic and High Tunnel Initiatives. Contact District Conservationist Carly Heron to learn more.
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