WELCOME TO THE
SERVING LANDOWNERS IN DOUGLAS COUNTY COLORADO FOR OVER 50 YEARS
PO BOX 688, 7519 E HWY 86, FRANKTOWN, CO 80116 303-688-3042 EXT. 100
The Douglas County Conservation District has been serving Douglas County landowners for over 50 years through projects, programs, and education of conserving our natural resources.
YOUTH CONSERVATION CAMP
Youth Conservation Camp was Thursday June 20th in Castle Rock sponsored by the District with 28 youth ages 7 - 14 attending. They played in the creek with Graham Thompson PE, while learning about water quality and the living waters filled with all kinds creatures. They were introduced to farm animals and shown how these animals are raised and displayed at fair by 4-H students. All participated in a bird hike led by Laurie Duke a volunteer with the Audubon Society and featured a baby Red tailed hawk in its nest for all to see with their binoculars. Many insects were showcased in boxes and the kids keyed out their classification. They also went outside to catch bugs led by Joe Julian with CSU Extension in Douglas County and had to identify what they caught. During the Predator and Prey session taught by Kelly Diehl, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the students were able to touch and examine the pelts and skulls of many kinds of mammals. Some were the prey, and some were the predators. This camp connected the youth to the conservation of our natural resources. Thank you to all the kids, leaders, and program presenters for everything. This camp was a great success because of you!
RAINWATER HARVESTING IN COLORADO
On June 8, 2013 the Douglas County Conservation District and the Rural Water Authority of Douglas County hosted a rainwater Harvesting Workshop in Castle Rock. It was a wonderful way to learn about the laws and regulations in the state to collect rain and snowmelt for water conservation. Sixty nine landowners and Five vendors listened to the four presentations on introduction to rain harvesting, laws and incentives, rainwater collection systems, and estimating runoff, etc. The Colorado Division of Water Resources website has more information on SB 09-080 at www.water.state.co.us Here is information about Rainwater Collection in Colorado, and the "Rooftop Precipitation Collection System" permit application (Form No. GWS-78) can be found online at http://water.state.co.us/DWRIPub/Documents/gws-78.pdf. Presentations from the workshop are available here in pdf.
Presentations by Hari Krishna the founder of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) - www.arcsa.org
CHF Services, LLC -
Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) - www.cocorahs.org
Free Water Systems, LLC - www.freewatersystems.com
Front Range Precast Concrete, Inc - www.FLXX.com
Note- Rainwater Harvesting webinar scheduled for July 25, 2013 by the Colorado Collaborative Rain and Hail Snow Network. To register go to www.cocorahs.org and click on wxtalkwebinar on the left side towards the bottom of page. The webinar is limited to the first 500 registrants.
The Douglas County Conservation District has awarded two $500.00 scholarships for the 2013 season. Congratulations to Bridgit Kondenkandath and Abby Kimball the winners of a $500.00 scholarship. This scholarship will assist in their tuition as they further their education.
Bridgit Kondenkandath Abigail Kimball
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
Tree Seedling Program
The seedling tree program has finished for the 2013 season. The district does not have any extra trees for sale. Thank you to all of the landowners that participated in this years program!
If you are interested in participating in the 2014 season and you live in Douglas County Colorado, you can email your name, address, and email information to our office. You will be placed on our mailing list to receive an order form in November 2013. Trees will be distributed in early April 2014 in time for spring planting. Feel free to contact the office at 303-688-3042 ext. 100 or email us if you have any questions.
Douglas County District Conservationists for 2011 and 2012
2012 Conservationists for Douglas County Conservation District: STATTER RANCH
Statter Ranch was recognized as the Districtís Conservationists of the year for 2012. Owners Ed and Beverly Statter accepted the award at our annual meeting on October 18, 2012.
Pine Cliff Ranch was recognized as the Districtís Conservationists of the year for 2011. Ranch Managers Justin and Sheryl Walker accepted the award at our annual meeting in October 2011. To learn more about what conservation practices the ranch has implemented you can see the Pine Cliff Ranch Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGYk1lE5IhQ