Alabama Association of Conservation Districts Holds Legislative Reception
Auburn, Ala, June 2011
(l-r) AACD 1st Vice-President Lisa Pritchett, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, and AACD President Dr. Carol Knight.
Alabama state legislators took a few moments from their busy schedules to relax at the Annual Legislative Reception hosted by the Alabama Association of Conservation Districts (AACD) in Montgomery, Alabama. The reception was held on April 12, 2011, at the RSA Activity Center. Conservation leaders from around the state met with elected officials to discuss agricultural issues affecting rural Alabama.
This year’s event drew Governor Robert Bentley as well as numerous state representatives and senators. “This event was a chance to thank our legislators and governor for their support in the past, as well as to express our concerns for the future,” said Alabama Association of Conservation Districts President
Dr. Carol Knight. “Conservation is an ongoing process, one that we cannot afford to neglect.”
Conservation districts are local units of government established under state law to carry out natural resource management programs at the local level. Districts work with millions of cooperating landowners and operators to help them manage and protect land and water resources on private lands and many public lands in the United States.
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