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.
Overview of Programs
Conservation Assistance Programs Ranking Sheet
2. Stand Alone Projects
Application Window: Ongoing starting July 1 - June 30
Project Completion: June 30th
Overview: First-come, first-serve funding available for ONLY the following: hoop houses, water harvesting containers, limited number of native plants, water saving toilets, Johnson-Su bioreactors.
Image: Rocket Punch Farm, 2021 Awardee
*At present, the District is honoring selections for native plantings listed in the NM Chapter of the Native Plant Society, linked here: >https://www.npsnm.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Central-NM-Gardens-2018.pdf
One Awardee's Story!
PO Box 170
Belen, NM 87002
Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
2424 Hwy 47
Belen, NM 87002
2021 Holiday Schedule
Office and grounds will be closed in observance of these days.
Monday, May 31st Memorial Day
Monday, July 5th, Fourth of July Federal Observance Holiday
September 6th Labor Day
October 11th Columbus Day
November 11th Veterans Day
November 25th Thanksgiving Day
Saturday, December 25th Christmas Day