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SERVING LANDOWNERS IN DOUGLAS COUNTY COLORADO FOR OVER 56 YEARS

     PO BOX 688, 7519A E HWY 86, FRANKTOWN, CO 80116   303-218-2622  DCCDistrict@gmail.com

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May 2017


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                                                                                                                                                   March 2017 "Conservation Happenings" Newsletter 
 

SEEDLING TREE PROGRAM  HAS ENDED FOR 2017

If you are interested in receiving an order form for the 2018 program, please contact the Douglas County Conservation District via email , or phone at 303-218-2622 to get put on our mailing list. The Douglas County Conservation District sells seedling trees as cooperators of the Colorado State Forest Service Nursery.  The trees are ordered on a first come, first served basis to Douglas and Elbert County Colorado landowners.  Order forms will be sent out in October 2017 and landowners will have until the end of March 2018 to purchase trees.  Distribution of the seedlings will be sometime mid-April 2018 in Castle Rock.   There is no minimum requirement of acreage to be able to purchase these seedlings.  


$1,000 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

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$1,000 College Scholarship Available!   Are you a college freshman or sophomore (fall of 2017) majoring in a field that impacts natural resources, conservation or the environment?  Apply today for our $1,000 Scholarship from the Douglas County Conservation District.  This scholarship will be credited to your school to be put towards tuition.  Deadline to apply is May 31, 2017.    For more information how to apply.  2017 Application process.


2016 CONSERVATIONISTS OF THE YEAR THE BROWNELLER FAMILY

Terry and Linda Browneller were recognized as the District's 2016 Conservationists of the year at our annual meeting on October 26, 2016.                View Video of the Browneller's accomplishments on their land.

 2016 BACKYARD CONSERVATIONISTS OF THE YEAR SUSAN KENTROTI

Susan Kentroti from Highlands Ranch was recognized for her backyard edible landscape around her home as the District's 2016 Backyard Conservationists of the year at our annual meeting on October 26, 2016. 


    Past District Conservationists of the Year

2015 Andy & Kimberly Hough (Backyard Conservationists of the Year)

2015 John & Sonya Stanchfield (Conservationists of the Year)

2014 Bob & Kristen Welch   Click here to view youtube video

2013 Chris and Jacquiline Peterson

2012 Ed and Beverly Statter

2011 Pine Cliff Ranch-Ranch Managers Justin and Sheryl Walker


Douglas County Conservation District Services We receive funds from several sources such as the County and state to help our District residents, none of which comes through direct taxation and the district receives revenue from product sales: Services and Conservation products

 

 Pine Sawfly Information The larvae of the Pine Sawfly have been defoliating Ponderosa pines in Elbert, Douglas and El Paso Counties this past summer.  Please refer to these documents to learn more about the life cycle, damage and control of these insects.                             News Release - Pine Sawfly Outbreak and Pine Sawfly Quick Guide

WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS FOR DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLORADO

For information, please visit the County’s wildfire preparedness page where you can sign up for Code Red, view the County’s Disaster Preparedness Guide and more.