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PIKE COUNTY CONSERVATION

 DISTRICT

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OUR CONSERVATION MOVEMENT

Founded in 1953, PIKE COUNTY CONSERVATION DISRICT is a locally led organization that assists the community in addressing all natural resource concerns in Pike County.  We are made up of seven supervisors and are nonprofit.  Our goal is to protect natural resources and improve our soil and water quality in partnership with farmers, landowners, foresters, and wildlife enthusiast, by providing conservation programs.

Meet our Supervisors

 Chairman: Steve Hogg, Vice-Chairman: Forest Dale Johnson, Member: Joey Collins

Member: Charlie Pinson

Member: Matt Hager

Member: Leanne Coleman

District Administrative Secretary  Lesia Birchfield     

BOARD MEETINGS ARE THE SECOND THURSDAY AT 6:00PM

DO YOUR PART

We believe that there is no singular answer—every little bit helps when it comes to making an impact. There are many meaningful ways you can help us succeed in our mission. Have an idea that’s not listed below? Reach out and let us know.

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VOLUNTEERING

Our work is never done, and we can use all the help we can get. One of the ways you can take part is by Volunteering. Spread the word about all that PIKE COUNTY CONST DIST is doing, and help us gain the support we need.

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RECYCLE

Properly disposing of old appliances improves our water quality and the effects on the environmental and economic health of our county.

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JUNIOR CONSERVATION BOARD

Every individual has the ability to motivate others and inspire true change.

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PROGRAMS

Media Center

In order to achieve our goals, we must raise our voices and make ourselves heard. News features and press releases are a great way to make this happen. Read on for some of our latest highlights.

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SEED SWAP

Seed Swap will be held April 1, 2023 at Pike Central High School

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APPLIANCE BUY BACK

2023 dates are announced     Follow our facebook page

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PIKE COUNTY CAIP

Applications for 2023 has not opened yet.  Producer meeting will be held after applications are accepted.  This meeting is to help fill out applications and answer questions

ART & WRITNG CONTEST

Each fall we distribute tabloids to all the schools for the Art and Writing Contest.  K-5 students participate in the Art portion and 6-12 students participate in the Writing portion.  Awards are given out in April at the banquet.

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COUNTY COST SHARE

Assist landowners in addressing conservation needs.  This program is a 50/50 match with a max of $500.00 for  lime and fertilizer, pasture and hayland planting,  Backyard Conservation includes pollinator gardens fruit trees, bat  houses, rain barrels and compost bins.   For beekeeping 50/50 match with a max of $500.00 for equipment: smokers, honey extractors,  (including wooden ware) seeds (clovers, buckwheat, others), electric fence to keep out bears, feeds (sugar, pollen substitute.  Application is under the tab

AGRICULTURE WATER QUALITY ACT

The goal of the Ag Water Quality Act is to protect surface and groundwater resources from pollution as a result of agriculture and silviculture activities  Website to create your plan is under the tab

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Upcoming Events

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JUNIOR CONSERVATION BOARD

What does a Junior Board do?  Students 8 to 12 grade.  Volunteer to create and implement local conservation projects.  Get experience holding professional meetings, working as a team, gain experience public speaking and working with the public.  Help Conservation District with Seed Swap, tree seedling giveaway, garden seed giveaway, setting up at farmer's market, build raised garden beds at Cedar Creek Assisted Living, collect donations for flood victims. participated in trunk or treat.  Plan and help with educational programs such as remake learning day events, camp days for kids 5-7 years old.
Gives students to opportunity to earn volunteer hours and do community service work.  Looks great on college and job applications.  Seniors that are members for 2 receive $250.00 scholarship and a graduation cord.

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CONTACT

115 ZEBULON HEIGHTS
Pikeville, Ky 41501

606-432-4695

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