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Weston County Natural Resource District

Weston County Natural Resource District

1225 Washington Blvd. Suite 3

Newcastle, 82701

(307)746-3264 ext. 4

Weston County Natural Resource District board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 3:00 PM in the District Office.

All meetings are open to the public.

 

Items of interest—to people in the Weston County Resource District

Local Work Group Meeting Notice

· Share your thoughts on local conservation priorities.

· Bring your insights and opinions regarding natural resource concerns to the attention of local natural resource agency personnel.

· Your voice can initiate program revisions or creation to improve future sustainability of our natural resource base and help us better serve our local area.

· Invited Agencies: Campbell County Conservation District, Crook County Natural Resource District, Weston County Natural Resource District, USDA NRCS, FSA, U.S. Forest Service, Wyoming Game & Fish Department, WY State Forestry, BLM, Weed and Pest

· All residents from Campbell, Crook and Weston Counties are invited!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 9 am to noon

Weston County Fairgrounds Event Center Newcastle, WY

*Lunch provided*

Flyer available here

Please RSVP to the Weston County Natural Resource District by Tuesday, April 20th (307) 746-3264 ccarter.wcnrd@gmail.co

 

The new annual report, annual plan or work and the annual summary are available for viewing on the Reports Page.

 

Tree sales orders are due by April 2nd, 2021.

 

The Tree Order Form and the Community Tree Grant application can be down loaded from links on the Forestry and Seedlings page.

 

We have updated the Rural Cost Share Program with a new name, new deadline and new application. It is now the Natural Resources Cost Share Program. Applications are available now, and are due April 1st.  There is a link to the form on the Cost Share page. A document that outlines the cost share opportunities available to district residents is available here.

The form for applying for a Community Tree Grant is available here.

Here is a link to a document that will help you planting and taking care of the trees you will be purchasing in 2021: Tree and Shrubs Booklet – 2017 This is a 152 page booklet that will take some time to Download.

MYWASTE App is now available! Click Here to access the app and more information about it. The app is available for your smart phone also. If you wish you can copy this URL (https://app.my-waste.mobi/api/plugin/US/WY/Newcastle) to your favorites or bookmarks in your browser to go directly to the recycling app WEB page.

Last Modified on April 16, 2021

For WEB site issues please contact Jim Hurley

Rural Cost Share and Other Funding Opportunities

The Natural Resources Cost Share Program is a matching program in which 50% of project costs, not to exceed $5,000 may be reimbursed by the District. All projects must be pre-approved, by the WCNRD Board BEFORE being implemented and must be inspected upon completion. Structural designs will follow NRCS standards and specifications. Rural cost share apps are due August 1st and landowner will be notified by second Wednesday of August if they received funding.

See Cost Share Programs page for more information and a link to the Application Form.

**Only one rural cost-share grant may be awarded per cooperator per fiscal year (July 1- June 30)**

CONTACT THE DISTRICT OFFICE: 307-746-3264 ext. 4

 

 Wyoming Department of Agriculture’s “Cornerpost” Newsletter

Here is a link to Wyoming Department of Agriculture Cornerpost newsletters, we have added a link to their WEB site on the links page under the Some of our Cooperating Entities and Agencies header.

January Newsletter

The  Newsletter is available now. A summary of the items discussed in the newsletter and a link to it is available here on the Newsletter page. Links to older copies of the newsletters are also available on the newsletter page.

In addition to the information in the newsletter, here are some web links to some beneficial sites that I think you might find useful. If you have any questions about anything, feel free to give me a hollar! 

 

Here is a link to the publication “Plants with Altitude” (link to publication WEB Site).

Cooperative Working Group for the Thunder Basin National Grasslands

The US Forest Service has started a Cooperative Working Group for the Thunder Basin National Grasslands. There are representatives from the Forest Service and multiple official representatives of other governments. Representing Weston County we have: County Commissioners: Tony Barton and Marty Ertman, Weston County Weed & Pest: Hale Redding, and Weston County Natural Resource District: Caleb Carter.   

-Information from these meetings can be found on the: Ruckelshaus-

-Institute website-

ARE YOU IN THE DISTRICT?

IF SO, Take Advantage of these deals!

$50 Rain Barrel: 60 gallon plastic barrels, were originally brought into the US filleGd with olives and pickles. Dimensions= 39” tall and 23” diameter.

Free Wildlife Escape Ramps for stock tank owners. These allow a quick escape for wildlife that find themselves in the tank. Keeps water fresh and free of dead critters!

Seedling Tree Sales!

Get high quality trees for conserve-ation plantings! Order Forms

DUE APRIL 3, 2020

2020 Forest Health

Thinning assistance! Accepting Appli-

cations and ready to get projects on the ground!

FREE Limited quantities available Well Water Testing containers available on MAY 12  Upton Town Hall and District Office in Newcastle . Samples are due May 18 at 12PM in Newcastle at District Office and 1PM in Upton at the Town Hall

Bluebird houses are available for sale through the District Office.

The bluebird houses are priced at $15each.

To purchase a bluebird house, please contact the District Office.

Check IN the library and Check OUT new books!

 

WCNRD has donated books for all ages to learn about conservation and our natural resources!

Titles include: Hydroponics DIY, Homegrown Humus, Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow, and a group of children's books that explore nature called Over and Under the Pond, Over and under the Snow, Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, and lastly a neat-0 Bug-o-pedia!