A new National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) committed to improving impaired waterways in Colorado has recently been announced. NWQI allows Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Colorado to focus technical and financial resources in our priority watersheds.
By George Sibley
Gunnison Basin Roundtable Education Committee
Officials across the state, from Grand Junction to Greeley, and even Governor Hickenlooper, have declared 2012 to be the "Year of Colorado Water" — despite the alarming absence of that "guest of honor." Currently, all the river basins in Colorado are well below the average winter precipitation that is the state's — and the whole Southwest's — primary source of water.
If you are new to gardening, or just looking for gardening ideas, the Delta County CSU Extension Office has free information for you.
Planting season has begun and we have information on raised bed gardening, gardening in containers, vegetable garden hints, xeriscaping, rock gardens, attracting butterflies to your garden, and much more.
Delta County 4-H'ers and FFA students weighed in their prospective market swine, sheep and goats on Saturday, April 28. Excitement was high for the 176 local kids who brought 94 barrows and 61 gilts, and 86 sheep and 63 goats to be weighed in, because the annual swine, sheep and goat weigh-in is the first step toward raising these animals for the 2012 Junior Market Livestock Sale.
Landowners in Delta County are encouraged to join the Natural Resources Conservation Service on Thursday, May 17, for an important stakeholder's meeting. NRCS will be sharing information about a unique funding opportunity to help improve water quality through its National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI).