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SERVING LANDOWNERS IN DOUGLAS COUNTY COLORADO FOR OVER 56 YEARS

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June 2017


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Planting Home Gardens in Douglas County for Elementary Students

I’m Diggin’ My Doug: Planting Home Gardens in Douglas County is an educational program sponsored by the Douglas County Conservation District for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders that teaches children how to grow a plant while uncovering their deeper connections with our natural environment - water, air, earth, sunlight. This new, interactive approach includes energetic practices of yoga, movement, singing and laughing, quickly taking kids to a place of calm, eager receptivity.  This unique system connects children to gardening in intellectual, emotional and intuitive ways. Classes are being scheduled in selected Douglas County elementary schools for the 2017-2018 school year.  Click here for more information on this educational program. 

Volunteer workshop/class facilitators wanted. If interested, we are hosting a training workshop for volunteers Friday July 21st 1:30pm - 3:30pm at the Castle Rock Library.  To register as a volunteer, please click here.    

     Pictures of the May 19, 2017 class at Franktown Elementary          


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.  


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.