About Orleans County NRCD
2018 Spring Plant Sale
All proceeds from the Orleans County NRCD Spring Plant Sale benefit our conservation programs. Place your order by Friday, March 30th. All orders must be picked up on Saturday, May 5th between 9am and noon.
The Orleans County Natural Resource Conservation District (OCNRCD) was established in 1946 as a non-regulatory organization led by local landowners. We strive to protect natural resources by seeking solutions to local environmental concerns and providing resources to address them.
Our current focus is to support Orleans County communities and landowners in their efforts to improve water quality issues. Our extensive partnerships with state, federal and local organizations enable us to coordinate resources locally to support conservations land use practices.
Pasture Resiliency Field Day
Free Lunch & Approved for 2 Hours of Required RAP Water Quality Training!
Interested in finding ways to adapt your pasture system to changes in climate, to spend less on feed, and to keep more of your milk check? Orleans County NRCD is hosting a Pasture Resiliency Field Day on August 9th from 10:30am to 2:00pm in East Albany, VT. In this interactive training, we will walk pastures and discuss climate science, soil health, and simple changes you can make to your grazing system to increase pasture productivity and quality. Learn which grasses, legumes, and other species can improve pasture quality and productivity. Start growing earlier in the spring, better through the summer, and longer through the fall!Download Flyer for Details
Protect and enhance the waters of Orleans County by providing leadership, education and services for implementation of sound land stewardship practices in order to improve the quality of all of the county’s waters.
Contact us at:
59 Waterfront Plaza
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-8325 x 7008
VACD Technical Staff: (802) 334-8325 x20
Conservation Success Story!
Orleans County NRCD and Memphremagog Watershed Association highlight local farmers in Newport, VT who reduced their nonpoint source pollution. With help from NRCS, the McCormicks installed best management practices that reduced phosphorous runoff in the Strawberry Acres tributary by 50%!
“I don’t think people realize the effect that these projects can have on the environment.”Amanda McCormick
“We are getting more milk and better quality since we completed all this work”, this is their third year of getting a quality milk award. Overall, the project “has brought us closer together as a family.”Chad McCormick