The Otter Creek District supports agricultural operators by contracting CREP to plant riparian buffers on 1000 acres to date, and plantings on private land through Trees for Streams, and testing drinking water sources. The Otter Creek District supports programs for the public in Limited Impact Development/Green Infrastructure, Conservation outreach and education, with the sale of conservation items including tree seedlings, and maintains a listing of contractors. Through AOI and RCPP the District has assisted 20 farmers to sign up for nutrient management plans.
Vanderwey Farm in Ferrisburgh was started by Raymond and Linda Vanderwey in the 1970’s. It is now operated by Linda and her sons Sid and Howard. They have a modern freestall that uses robots to milk the cows. They have been early adopters of fall cover crop and...read more
OCNRCD seeking participants for 2018 Trees for Stream Initiative Middlebury VT- The Otter Creek Natural Resource Conservation District (OCNRCD) is currently seeking landowners within the District who live along rivers or streams and are interested in installing...read more
Otter Creek Conservation District (OCNRCD) continues to search out and receive funding for our Agricultural Outreach. Programs are continually developed to assist small livestock farms take the steps necessary to develop a Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) and...read more