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NRCS Recognizes Conservation Partners

NRCS Recognizes Conservation Partners

The NRCS in Oklahoma recognized groups and individuals that had made outstanding conservation contributions in 2007 at the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts annual meeting February 25-27, 2008.

Conservation partnerships statewide illustrate the importance of people and organizations becoming actively involved in a local community to have a positive effect on our natural resources.

Earth Team Workgroup of the Year - Kay County Conservation Puppeteers
EARTH TEAM WORKGROUP OF THE YEAR
Kay County Conservation Puppeteers. Dianne Jeans accepts on behalf of Kay County with Ron Hilliard presenting the award.

Earth Team Office of the Year award presentation
EARTH TEAM OFFICE OF THE YEAR
Tulsa Field Office and Tulsa County Conservation District. District Manager Chelle Ragge’ accepts on behalf of Tulsa County. Ron Hilliard presents the award.

Earth Team Volunteer of the Year - Heather Crain
EARTH TEAM VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Ron Hilliard presents Heather Crain with the award for her “above and beyond” efforts with the Tulsa County Earth Team.

Conservation Educator of the Year - Nelda Tucker
CONSERVATION EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
Nelda Tucker, North Fork of Red River Conservation District. “In recognition of outstanding performance and superior level of effort in organizing and participating in events that promoted an awareness and better understanding of natural resource issues for the general public."

District Director of the Year - Scotty Herriman
DISTRICT DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Scotty Herriman, Nowata County Conservation District. “Has shown exemplary devotion to the NRCS partnership by raising public awareness of the importance of the Oklahoma’s watershed control structures. Through a personal loss due to flooding, Scotty used his own experience and passion to tell the story of watershed control structures and their importance.”


STANDING IN THE GAP
Wade Warren, Noble County Conservation District. “For excellence in informing Noble County landowners on 89 watershed dams of the importance of O&M inspections and the dams benefits. All owners were contacted and all dams inspected in 2007.”


RC&D COUNCIL MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Randy Cotten, Ouachita Mountains RC&D. “Superior dedication and leadership to the Ouachita Mountains RC&D and the Oklahoma Association of RC&D Councils. Randy’s willingness to step up and spend considerable amount of his time to advance the RC&D program both within Ouachita Mountains area and the state of Oklahoma.

By Dee Ann Littlefield, public affairs specialist, Waurika, OK
NRCS March 2008


Last Modified: 03/12/2008

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