The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

December 1, 2012

Conservation leaders meet

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Conservation leaders discussed issues relevant to northwest Oklahoma at the Area I meeting of Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts held Nov. 1 in Guymon.

Texas County Conservation District hosted the meeting, sponsored by Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD) and co-sponsored by Oklahoma Conservation Commission (OCC) in cooperation with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). More than 130 people attended.

“Remembering the Dust Bowl,” the theme for the meeting for northwest Oklahoma’s conservation directors and employees, reflected the challenges faced by natural resource conservation entities during one of the driest periods in state history.

Area I winners of the OACD Conservation Awards were recognized. They will be considered with entries from the other four areas of the state in the category of outstanding landowner/cooperator, sponsored by the Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma. The state winner will be recognized at the OACD state meeting Feb. 24-26 in Midwest City.

The Area I honoree was Mark Overton, Garfield County Conservation District, outstanding landowner/cooperator.