July 2020
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Cultivating 502

Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District

“Always include local nature - the land, the water, the air, the native creatures - within the membership of the community.”
— Wendell Berry, Conserving Communities, 1995
We hope you are staying safe at home during this pandemic. Our office will remain closed to public visitors until it is safe again to open. Staff are working remotely and are available through the phone and email. We will check our voicemail weekly and get back to you promptly. Please be patient as we navigate how to serve you while also following safety protocols. 

Geri Johnson, Administrative Secretary,
Erin James, Environmental Educator,
Lilias Pettit-Scott, Urban Agriculture Conservationist,
Conservation District Launches New Podcast
Kentucky Conservation Conversations
Erin James, our Environmental Educator, has launched a new podcast called KY Conservation Conversations along with retired NRCS Urban Conservationist, Kurt Mason. Together Erin and Kurt explore the history of Conservation Districts and why we should care. 

Have you ever wondered how Conservation Districts got started? Would you like to know about how they work and how you can use this social tool to benefit your home and community? Join Erin and Kurt as they explore these questions and more. The first two episodes are now available. You can check them out at this LINK or find them on Spotify.

And if you like what you hear, Erin has another podcast, Wild Commonwealth, where she explores the many ways we are engaging in nature, whether consciously or unconsciously, in our community. Through her interviews with key nature players in our community and storytelling. Erin helps us figure out how we are all connected. Find the first two episodes at this LINK.
Check out the Natural Resources Conservation Service's YouTube channel! A partner of the Soil and Water Conservation District, NRCS provides professional assistance to both rural and urban farmers throughout the country to implement farming practices that protect our natural resources. 
Connect With Us Online!
Find content on conservation practices you can do
while at home on the social sites below.

The Olmstead Parks Conservancy is working to improve Bingham Park – and needs your help.  The Conservancy is working to create a new Master Plan for the park in the Clifton neighborhood, off Coral Avenue, which will inform future improvements to the park so that it better serves the community.

Since there are no meetings in person, the Conservancy team installed storyboards in Bingham Park with a direct text line (502-513-6279) for folks to provide input.

Ways to Get Involved:
  • Stop by the park to check out these boards and use the number to tell us what you think!
  • If you prefer, you can review the materials at home, and help shape the future of Bingham Park by sharing how you use the park and suggestions for improvements in a quick survey at this website.
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