Amanda Littleton
District Manager
Cheshire County Conservation District
11 Industrial Park Dr. Walpole, NH 03608
(401) 578-1608

CCCD Announces 2023 Conservation Opportunity Fund Recipients

Walpole, NH (March 21, 2023) – The Cheshire County Conservation District is excited to announce the 2023 round of Conservation Opportunity Fund recipients: Rachel Brice and Jeremy Ahouse of Walpole, Emily Daigle of Keene, Emily Elliot of Walpole, Gene and Olga Kissin of Alstead, Shanon and Michael Lucas of Ashuelot, Peter Oliviera Soens of Marlborough, Skylar Roach and Wendy Wolleager of Stoddard, Jill Robinson of Walpole, Ioana Stoian of Walpole, and Shelley Woodson of Marlborough.

The Conservation Opportunity Fund's mission is to provide funding for owners of small tracts of land who are interested in improving the wildlife habitat on their property.

This year's projects will be the most diverse range of project types in the Conservation Opportunity Fund's history.

Rachel Brice and Jeremy Ahouse of Walpole will install pollinator habitat, Emily Daigle of Keene will install pollinator habitat, Emily Elliot of Walpole will install early successional habitat, Gene and Olga Kissin of Alstead will install and restore pollinator habitat, Shanon and Michael Lucas of Ashuelot will install early successional shrubland habitat, Peter Oliviera Soens of Marlborough will install early successional, Skylar Roach and Wendy Wolleager of Stoddard will install early successional habitat, Jill Robinson of Walpole will control erosion and install wildlife habitat, Ioana Stoian of Walpole will install a rain garden, and Shelley Woodson of Marlborough will install pollinator habitat .
If you're interested in applying for funding in 2024, visit the Conservation Opportunity Fund website for examples of past projects, resources, and check back for applications to be posted in Fall 2024:
The Conservation Opportunity Fund is a grant program that is made possible by the generous contributions of private donors, and administered by the Cheshire County Conservation District. If you would like to make a donation to support future funding of Conservation Opportunity Fund, please do so on our website: 

Donations to the fund may also be made by mail, checks can be made payable to "CCCD" and addressed to 11 Industrial Park Dr., Walpole, NH 03608. Please include "COF" in the memo line. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated and make a difference!

Interested future applicants are encouraged to subscribe to CCCD's newsletter for application updates, and to stay connected on CCCD's Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn as well!
For further information, or to be added to a conservation opportunity fund email list contact: 603-756-2988 x3011 or email

2024 Conservation Opportunity Fund project's progress will be shared on CCCD's social media and newsletter as well!
About Cheshire County Conservation District
Cheshire County Conservation District's mission is to promote the conservation and responsible use of our natural and agricultural resources for the people of Cheshire County by providing technical, financial, and educational resources. Contact Amanda Littleton for more information, 603-756-2988 ext. 4:

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