DOUGLAS COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT
SERVING LANDOWNERS IN DOUGLAS COUNTY COLORADO FOR OVER 50 YEARS
PO BOX 688, 7519A E HWY 86, FRANKTOWN, CO 80116 303-218-2622 DCCDistrict@gmail.com Office Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm M-Th
County Conservationist of the Year Awards Recognition
Deadline August 15, 2018
Recognition Deadline August 15, 2018
The Douglas County Conservation District seeks applications from four categories of land stewards to recognize for outstanding environments sustainability improvements and practices. The categories:
Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
1) RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT AND OVER ALL LAND HEALTH
Describe your land and its environmental condition before you began improvements. What were the aspects of the property that did not need improvement (and might be considered an environmental asset), and other areas that needed improvement. What was your main objective for your improvement?
did you want to: , ,
,Plant grass, flowers, shrubs or trees for wildlife benefit?
,Improve, or protect the productivity of farm or ranch land?
Please provide as many pictures with caption that help explain your improvements. Please provide the approximate dates of your improvements. We recognize that some improvements span a number of years.
2) INNOVATION, LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP
Tell us about your involvement with your neighbors, community, or others during your project. Did you learn from others? Did you assist other with their conservation efforts? Not all efforts are successful-we would also like to hear about things you tried that didn’t work out as planned. Again, pictures (with captions) may help tell your story.
Please submit your applications to our office by 8/15/18 at DCCDistrict@gmail.com, or send to: Douglas County CD, PO Box 688, Franktown, CO 80116
Winners will be awarded and recognized at the Douglas County Conservation District's Annual Meeting of the Landowners at Lowell Ranch south of Castle Rock on October 18, 2018
YOUTH CONSERVATION CAMP WAS JULY 26, 2018
The Douglas County Conservation District sponsors this camp. The camp was held at Lowell Ranch south of Castle Rock for youth ages 7 to 14 on Thursday July 26, 2018. The 45 youth campers were connected through the education of our natural resources. The sessions include: Farm Animals (goats, pigs, sheep, turkeys, cows), Wildlife (skins and skulls of native mamals and what to do if they encounter a bear or mountain lion), Water quality/Aquatic Life (Creek exporation to find living creatures), Native bees (observed the native bees and other pollinators on the flowers), and Healthy Soils (played in the soil and viewed a variety of microscope slides of various things).
WORKSHOP JUNE 16, 2018
SEEDLING TREE PROGRAM WILL BEGIN AGAIN IN OCTOBER 2018 FOR 2019 SEASON
If you are interested in being on our email list to receive a seedling tree order form for the 2019 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 pre-order basis to Douglas and Elbert County Colorado landowners between October 2018 and March 2019. Distribution is in Mid April 2019 in Castle Rock. There is no minimum requirement of acreage to be able to purchase these seedlings. More About Our Seedling Tree Program
Planting Home Gardens in Douglas County for Elementary Students Video
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.
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 OPPORTUNITIES! Volunteer workshop/class facilitators wanted and needed to help us with the
district's mission to educate these students. The next opportunity to volunteer
is at the next workshops scheduled between 9am and 4pm on Monday May 21st in
Castle Pines and Castle Rock. If interested, please
click here to add your name to the list
of volunteers, or contact Glenn Ballantyne at Kreativo 719-406-5800.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES! Volunteer workshop/class facilitators wanted and needed to help us with the district's mission to educate these students. The next opportunity to volunteer is at the next workshops scheduled between 9am and 4pm on Monday May 21st in Castle Pines and Castle Rock. If interested, please click here to add your name to the list of volunteers, or contact Glenn Ballantyne at Kreativo 719-406-5800.
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
students in their classroom.
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:
An Exciting Opportunity!!!
Are you interested in conserving our natural resources here in Douglas County?
Do you have a desire to share in the urgency to conserve the precious natural resources in Douglas County with others?
Would you like to be involved in educating landowners through projects and seminars addressing natural resource concerns in the county?
If so, and you reside in Douglas County, then please
send us a letter of intent to join the Douglas County Conservation District
Board. Mail letter to Douglas
County CD, PO Box 688, Franktown, CO 80116, or
Mail letter to Douglas County CD, PO Box 688, Franktown, CO 80116, oremail your letter. Please call 303-218-2622 with any questions.
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.
2016 Terry and Linda Browneller Conservationists of the Year View Video of the Browneller's accomplishments on their land.
2015 Andy & Kim Hough (Backyard Conservationists of the Year) View Video
2014 Bob & Kristen Welch
Click here to view youtube
Click here to view youtube video
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