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October 11, 2018 Kerr County SWCD Board Meeting Agenda
The best time to plant trees is in the fall/winter when trees are dormant. This allows the trees to establish their root system in time to start new growth in the spring time.
We offer a variety of native trees, grown right here in the Texas Hill Country! If you are looking for something in particular, please give Deanna a call at the office and she can check on availability of other species!
We also have fact sheets on all of the trees we offer if you need specific info on the trees!
This is your chance as a resident of Kerr County to give input to your local Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) on resource concerns for your area! Also, you’ll have the opportunity to view common plants in our county or bring in plants of your own that you would like ID’d!!!
Please click the following link to view the flyer!
The Kerr County Soil and Water Conservation District presented a proclamation to the Kerr County Commissioner’s Court meeting on April 24, 2017, declaring April 30 – May 7, 2017 as Soil and Water Stewardship Week.
Stewardship week helps us all remember the importance of land stewardship in Texas and our local communities and also provides educational opportunities to many. The National Association of Conservation Districts has some invaluable information on stewardship week along with educational material for teachers, churches, and individuals. Check out their website on Stewardship week HERE and follow the link for this year’s theme to learn more!
More information on Stewardship Week here in Texas can be found at our state agency’s website, TSSWCB, HERE.
The Kerr County Soil and Water Conservation District proudly sponsors and funds the Felix Fisher/George Holekamp Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship fund is held at The Community Foundation and applications/information for the scholarship can be found on their website, HERE.
Open to Kerr County graduating seniors, this scholarship is in memory of two past SWCD directors that both had a huge influence on both conservation and youth education in Kerr County.
Kerr County SWCD is holding a poster contest for the youth of Kerr County. At the link above, you can find all of the information about the contest and poster topic, along with rules and the entry deadline!
Posters are due to the Kerr SWCD office by February 3, 2017.
The Kerr County Soil and Water Conservation District once again hosted the Youth Range Workshop campers for lunch and presented the George Holekamp Award for outstanding public speaking skills. This contest gets better every year, as the campers develop their knowledge of their chosen topic throughout the week! This year’s winner was Phoebe Rodgers, sponsored by the Young SWCD.
Another successful year for the Youth Range Workshop! On Thursday of this annual youth camp, the Kerr County Soil and Water Conservation District awards one camper with the George Holekamp Award for outstanding public speaking. Our 2015 winner was Lane Pressler from Comfort, Texas.
Students from around the state come together at this camp to learn about natural resources and how we use them as agricultural producers, along with many life skills like leadership at the Youth Range Workshop. For more info on the Youth Range Workshop, click HERE.
The order period is now closed! WOW!! Thank you to the landowners of Kerr County, who ordered over 300 native trees for their properties! What a great turnout!
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Our Native Tree Sale is back this year!
We are now taking orders for this year’s delivery! Orders are due by October 28 and the delivery will happen at our office on November 18. Find the order form here!