FAWN will be held at Foscue Park on April 27th & 28th. All 6th grade students in Marengo County are invited to attend. We are expecting over 400 students.
Our FAWN for 2016 is scheduled for April 26-28. It will be held at the Upper State Game Sanctuary in Jackson. We have around 450-500 sixth graders attend in the three day event.
All District Board Meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month in the Pike County USDA Service Center conference room located at 22 Henderson Highway, Troy, Alabama 36079.
The Butler County Conservation District holds its monthly board meetings the 2nd Thursday of each month.
The Butler County Forestry Planning Committee will host a Small Ruminant Workshop at the Butler County EMA Office on June 30, 2016.
Monroe County Conservation District Board of Supervisors Meeting will begin at 8:00 am at the NRCS/District office. Meetings are open to the public. FY2017 Scheduled Board Meetings: January 19, 2017 February 16, 2017 March 16, 2017 April 20, 2017 June 15, 2017 August 17, 2017Details
Approximately 310 Monroe County 5th grade students and chaperones attended the FAWN (Forestry Awareness Week Now) Field Trip on October 12-13, 2016. During their visit, students stopped at 7 different stations throughout the day to learn about the contributions forests make to the environmental quality and economy of Alabama and to promote healthy and productive rural and urban forests, clean water and abundant wildlife.
Jeral Jordan retired from the Monroe County Conservation District on August 18, 2016, after 31 years of dedication and service. During a special retirement ceremony, Jordan received an Emeritus Status Award from Alabama Soil & Water Conservation Committee’s Dr. William Puckett. Also during the ceremony, Chairman Jimmy Brooks inroduced new Supervisor Justin House and new Advisor Brian Harrison to the district board. House farms 1800 acres of peanuts, cotton and corn in Uriah, AL. Harrison farms 1000 acres of peanuts and cotton in Uriah.Details
Board meeting this month will be held on Monday, July 10th in the conference room at Shoney’s in Evergreen at 11:30 am.
2016 Forest in the Classroom/Classroom in the Forest Conecuh County Forestry Committee held its annual Classroom in the Forest Tuesday, April 26th at Bookers Mill. Five stations were setup to teach the local 5th graders different aspects of the forest and how important it is to keep a healthy forest. Our stations included Nature Crafts, Hayride, Skins & Skulls, Creatures of the Forest and Tree and Plant Identification. Forest in the Classroom is held two weeks prior to the Classroom in the Forest. Two teams from the forestry committee went to each 5th grade classroom in Conecuh County to prepare the students for the field trip. Each team consist of a 1) Resource Provider to discuss resources of the forest; 2) Private Landowner to explain the important position a landowner has in taking care the forest; 3) Stakeholder to talked about how important the forestland is to everyone, and the many benefits we receive from a healthy forest.Details