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Converse County Conservation District
CCCD Board Meetings:
Conservation District Board meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at the District Office, 911 S. Windriver Drive Douglas, Wyoming.
We welcome the publics attendance.
NOTE: The March board meeting has been rescheduled to March 27th at 4:30 PM.
Be sure to read the latest newsletter for more information on what’s going on in the district. Older issues are available on the Newsletter page.
2014 Seedling Tree Program
We are now taking orders for the 2014 seedling tree program.
The Conservation Trees page has a link to the Wyoming Tree Owners Manual.
Some species have already sold out and others have a limited quantity left. See the Conservation Trees page for a list of species already sold out or contact Michelle with any questions or to find out current availability.
Expanded Metal Wildlife Escape Ramps are available for your stock tanks. Contact Michelle at the District office to get yours today! Picture here.
Last Modified on April 1, 2014
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(Pictured above right) Michelle Huntington accepting the $10,000 grant award on behalf of Converse County Conservation District at the NACD Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX on January 29, 2013.
“Pathway to Water Quality” Project Awarded National Grant
DOUGLAS - "The Pathway to Water Quality is a premier project that highlights the importance of water, riparian and wetland resources and conservation to our state. The project located on the Wyoming State Fairgrounds enjoys a number of partners including the Converse County Conservation District who was awarded a $10,000 National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Foundation grant on January 29 in San Antonio, TX for the wetland interpretative park.
“We were so excited and honored to be selected for this national grant award,” said Michelle Huntington, District Manager for the Converse County Conservation District. “This is a great project for our community and for the entire state to enjoy and we are proud to be a contributing partner,” added Huntington.
CCCD would like to assist TEACHERS AND YOUTH EDUCATORS in promoting agriculture in the classroom. We have a number of resources available on topics such as animal track identification, water quality, trees and soils (to name just a few!). We are always more than willing to come to your classroom or meeting to help in any way we can! Call Michelle at 358-3050 ext. 109
USDA/NRCS Conservation Programs
If you have any questions about any of the USDA/NRCS Conservation Programs please contact the NRCS office or stop by 911 S. Windriver Drive.
Looking for resources for your new home on the range?
Check out: Range and Wildlife Page and the Buying Converse County Land Page
The Converse County Conservation District will strive to achieve a better understanding of the conservation ethic. To the best of our ability, we will try to recognize our community’s natural resource needs. We will work to realize a balance between use and protection of these same natural resources, for the people’s health, safety, and welfare.
THE 2013 ANNUAL BBQ AND AWARDS NIGHT 2013 AWARD WINNERS
Dennis and Nancy Daly
Lifetime Conservation Award
Ben and Pauline Middleton
Cooperator of the Year
2013 Conservation Poster Contest Winners To Be Recognized:
Ethan Zancanella, Ramon Vazquez, Elizabeth Shadden
Celebrate Earth Day and Make a Difference
Join us for community service on the Wyoming State Fairgrounds.
When: April 22th, More Information: POSTER
2014 SNOWPACK OFF TO GOOD START
See page two of the March/April newsletter for an update on the snowpack.
Windbreak/Living Snow Fence
Thinking about a windbreak or living snow fence check out page 3 of the Nov/Dec newsletter for information to help in your decision.
Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Program
Information and rules for the SPCC program are available on page one on the July/August Newsletter.
PROJECT FUNDING AVAILABLE
The 2013/2014 Budget has funding for the following projects, the Budget summary and report are available here. Converse County Conservation District has provided funding in its 2013/2014 budget for the following programs:
SEPTIC SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS
TREE PLANTINGS AND WINDBREAKS
COMMUNITY PRIDE ENHANCEMENTS
SMALL ACREAGE PROGRAM
Contact Converse County Conservation District for applications and more information at 358-3050 ext. 4. See page one of the March/April newsletter for more information on these programs.
See page three and four for more information on calendar entries.
APPROVED MEETING MINUTES
The previous six months approved meeting minutes are available on the Newsletters/Minutes page.