On February 22nd 2016, The Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District (VSWCD) approved implementation of a financial assistance program for preservation of soil and water, and the natural landscapes that protect and enhance the quality and resilience of these critical resources. This program has been established to promote conservation practices which can be used across different landscapes including rural, urban, wildland urban interface (WUI), rangeland, and agricultural lands within the Middle Rio Grande Valley floodplain, uplands, and mesas.
Fiscal Year 2021 Program Period is Now Open
Starting July 1st 2020, the District Assistance Program has been updated to reach more effectively the various communities of the District. There are 3 applications for assistance:
1) The Standard Conservation Project Application available July 1st thru September 30th 2020
2)The Stand-Alone Practices Application is available all year first come first serve for available funding.
3) Soil Testing Application is available all year.
Please read our Program narrative below for more information about the available assistance in fiscal year 2021 starting July 1st 2020 thru to June 30th 2021. Applications are provided below also. The applications are not fillable online at this time. If you would like hard copy sent by mail for completing please call our office at 864-8914.
<<At present, the District is honoring selections for native plantings listed in the NM Chapter of the Native Plant Society - here is the link to the guide on theire website or if you would like a hard copy please contact the office: we have limited supply of the 'Central NM Gardens - A Native Plant Selection Guide' >https://www.npsnm.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Central-NM-Gardens-2018.pdf
Year End Reports for fiscal year 2020 will be posted here soon. Following is one awardees story. Look for more success stories coming soon from awardees in our communities.
PO Box 170
Belen, NM 87002
Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
2424 Hwy 47
Belen, NM 87002
2020 Holiday Schedule
Office will be closed in observance of these days.
Monday, February 17th Washington’s Birthday
Monday, May 25th Memorial Day
4th Independence Day
September 7th Labor Day
October 12th Columbus Day
November 11th Veterans Day
November 26th Thanksgiving Day
Friday, December 25th Christmas Day