. A great line-up of organizations (private and public) with conservation, land management, legal, and financial skills and resources will be set up in the gym where you can find out what each organization has to offer. Speakers and resource specialists will address ways to make land more productive and green throughout the day.
Owners of farmland and natural areas in the attached map, can participate in Tecumseh Land Trust’s Jacoby Partnership, a Regional Conservation Partnership Program. This program will provide $1.44 million over the next 5 years through the National Resource Conservation Service to purchase agricultural easements or install conservation practices. Local and state partners for the program have committed even more local and state resources for the project, $2.1 million over the same period.
The Jacoby Partnership includes funding for the Environmental Quality Improvement Program for the depicted service area, with funds for nutrient planning, cover crop planting, pollinator friendly buffer strip creation, tree planting, converting to organic farming, habitat restoration, and drainage designed to minimize run-off, all with the goal of improving both water and soil quality in the project area.
It is not necessary to RSVP, but we appreciate hearing from you so we can plan appropriately for the day. Respond to firstname.lastname@example.org, and call 937-767-9490 if you have additional questions, or if you are a landowner in the project area and would like further information.