October 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 Specialist,

Exploring Kentucky's Mighty Oaks

Art and Writing Contest for children from 1st - 12th grade
The Jefferson County Conservation District would like to invite you and your students to participate in the Annual Art and Writing Contest sponsored by the Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts!  

Jefferson County School Teachers and Parents: 
The topic for this year is “Exploring Kentucky's Mighty Oaks”.  The contest is open to all schools in Jefferson County, this includes public, private, and home schools. The art contest is for students in grades 1st-5th and the writing contest is for students in grades 6th -12th. Downloadable forms are available at the LINK along with more information about the contest. The deadline for entries is December 1st.

To learn more about the contest please contact our Environmental Educator, Erin James, at A monetary award will be given to the winner in each contest. We can't wait to see how your kids express their excitement for the trees in our community!
Metro Louisville's Department of Planning and Design is launching a process to review and reform the Land Development Code. The focus is inequity within the code. You can get involved by submitting your thoughts on the code by calling their hotline at (502) 574-4737 or through their online form
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