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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.

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2017 District Highlights Newsletter

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.

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ONRCD is Hiring!

Land Treatment Planner/Nutrient Management Specialist

Full-time professional position. Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of work experience, knowledge of dairy farming, agronomy, soils/environmental sciences, current and water quality issues. Starting pay is $16.50/hr. Training, health savings account and leave benefits.  Send resume, cover letter and three references by Monday April 16th.

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Mission Statement

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%!

Read more about this Success Story.

“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