Conservation is our passion.
Our mission is to conserve Jefferson County’s natural resources by coordinating financial, technical and educational assistance that helps both rural and urban communities implement sustainable solutions. In so doing, the district is authorized to undertake, sponsor, or participate in projects and activities which promote the conservation, development, maintenance and use of the land, water, trees and other natural resources of the district.
Knowing what is in your soil can help your garden thrive and can help improve the environment. The Conservation District provides free soil testing to Jefferson County residents.
High tunnels extend growing seasons and allow for a controlled environment to sustainably grow. The Conservation District provides a cost-share program for urban growers interested in constructing and maintaining a high tunnel.
The Conservation District offers educational workshops on a range of conservation practices, from cover cropping to water catchment. We even offer an urban homesteading course.
Public board meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm. Until further notice the Conservation District will be holding all board and committee meetings virtually. The next board meeting will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, August 16th.
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Meeting ID: 845 1464 3854
If you would like to attend a meeting in person, attend virtually, or see an agenda in advance of the meeting, please contact our office.
“Always include local nature - the land, the water, the air, the native creatures - within the membership of the community.”
— Wendell Berry, Conserving Communities