Monday, January 25, 2010

Rock Creek Watershed meeting in Addison, AL on Thurs., Feb 4th at 7:00 p.m. at the Traders and Farmers Bank

A meeting for stakeholders in the Rock Creek watershed is planned for Thursday, February 4th at the Traders and Farmers Bank meeting room in Addison. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. for those interested in serving on either the technical committee or the evaluation/outreach committee, with the regular meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to complete a Watershed Management Plan by mid-March. Having participation from a broad range of citizens is important to the success of this plan.

Alabama Water Watch is also planning on having bacteriological water testing training sessions on Friday and Saturday. After the training on Saturday morning, they will conduct a "Bacteria Blitz" where several volunteers will conduct bacteriological water testing at several sites in the Smith Lake Watershed. Volunteers will turn in their samples to Alabama Water Watch later on Saturday so that the samples can be incubated properly. Watch here for further details on the bacteriological water testing training.

Sponsored by Winston County Smith Lake Advocacy Inc.
& Alabama Water Watch. For information, Mona Scruggs with Alabama Water Watch at 251-282-9998, or LaVerne Matheson with WCSLAI at 256-747-4422.
Posted by Mike at 9:00 AM

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Attn: Land Owners/Agricultural Producers

The Walker County Soil and Water Conservation District will be accepting cost share applications thru the end of February 2010 for the AACDC program. This program is designed to address soil erosion, forestland and grazing land. The program offers a 75% cost share rate for approved conservation practices. Some popular practices include: cross fencing, pasture planting, pasture improvement, tree planting and livestock water systems. For more information regarding this program please call 387-1879.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

ACDEA scholarship applications available

The Walker County Soil & Water Conservation District is now accepting applications for a $500.00 scholarship sponsored by the Alabama Conservation District Employees Association. Applicant must be a U. S. citizen, high school senior, and living in the State of Alabama. Applications may be picked up at the District office located in the Board of Education Building, Room 207, in Jasper or may be requestd by email. Deadline to receive completed applications in the District office is March 5, 2010. For more information, please contact Katherine Patton at (205)387-1879 or by email at