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DOUGLAS COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT

SERVING LANDOWNERS IN DOUGLAS COUNTY COLORADO FOR OVER 50 YEARS

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February 2018

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Seedling TreesSEEDLING TREES AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH MARCH 29TH

If you are interested in receiving an order form for the 2018 program, you can contact the Douglas County Conservation District via email , or phone at 303-218-2622. 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.  Landowners will have until the end of March 2018 to purchase trees.  Distribution of the seedlings will be April 12, 2018 in Castle Rock CO for pre-orders.   There is no minimum requirement of acreage to be able to purchase these seedlings.  Tree Order form              More About Our Seedling Tree Program

Availability: In case the Colorado State Forest Service Nursery is sold out of species, the Douglas County Conservation District has extra Extra Large Potted #405 Ponderosa pine, and Extra Large potted #410 Rocky Mtn Juniper.   


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 4th  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. http://www.growindoug.com for more information on this educational program. 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!   Volunteer workshop/class facilitators wanted and needed to help us with the district's mission to educate these students. If interested,  please  click here to add your name to the list of volunteers. 

The district, to date,  has conducted 28 one hour workshops in a total of 4 Douglas County School classrooms.  These workshops reached 700 students in 2017.  More workshops are scheduled in 2018 during the remainder of the Douglas County School year.  Workshops will be completed during school hours for the 1st to 5th grade students in their classroom.


Douglas County Conservation District Products and 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 of residents.  The district receives revenue from product sales:


DOUGLAS COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT'S ANNUAL MEETING OF THE LANDOWNERS WAS OCTOBER 19, 2017

The Douglas County Conservation District's Annual Meeting of Landowners was Thursday October 19, 2017 at CALF's Lowell Ranch south of Castle Rock. Glenn Ballantyne of Kreativo talked about the importance of food production and sustainability in the county.   The catch phrase “I’m Diggin’ My Doug” is used to  encourage and teach 4th grade students to grow, nurture and then harvest the bounty of their vegetable plant named “Doug”.  Glenn along with volunteers teach elementary children through an emotional connection, hands on and music the importance of sustainability, and growing a garden from seed to table.

CALF, Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation, was recognized as the District’s Conservationist of the Year 2017 for the education and conservation work they have completed at Lowell Ranch.   See the presentation for CALF's recognition.  The District also recognized Douglas Ravnholdt, and Jeff & Diane Roth all from Parker as the backyard conservationists for their efforts on sustainability.   Ryan Phillips, Peakview Ranch employee, talked about leasing land on 40 plus acres for livestock in Douglas County to practice rotational grazing for proper  grazing management and how the landowners benefit by receiving Agricultural Status.    


    Past District Conservationists of the Year

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. 


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

Welch Family2014 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  view video