News and Events
Annual Plant Sale
The Hampden Hampshire Conservation District will not be holding a plant sale for 2020
March Board of Supervisors Meeting
Tuesday March 24th at 6:30pm. Telemeeting
Watershed Rehabilitation Program
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has constructed over 10,000 dams throughout the United States. When these dams were built in the mid-20th century, various county Conservation Districts as well as cities and towns in Massachusetts were signed on as partners. The Watershed Rehabilitation Program helps these project sponsors rehabilitate aging dams that are reaching the end of their 50-year design lives. In Hampden and Hampshire counties, 3 of these dams need rehabilitation: the Powdermill and Arm Brook Dam in Westfield, and Black Brook Dam in Russell. The Powdermill rehabilitation project has been funded, with the NRCS providing 65% of the necessary funds to the city of Westfield and has moved on to the planning stage. The Arm Brook and Black Brook dams are still in the funding application process.