Morris County
Conservation District
Council Grove, KS
Your Conservation Partner Since 1941
Funding is provided in part by the State Conservation Commission through appropriation from the Kansas Water Plan Fund.
All programs of the Morris County Conservation District are available without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age or handicap.

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The Morris County Conservation District  conducts a Continuous Sign-Up to accept requests for State Cost-Share assistance!

Anyone interested in receiving cost-share assistance from either the Water Resources Cost-Share Program (WRCSP) or the Non-Point Source Program (NPS) Program must sign up.
Black Sunday, April 14, 1935. Dust storm approaches Ulysses, KS.         (Photo courtesy of USDA NRCS)
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The Morris County Conservation District is now selling Cow Carpet® Nonwoven Geotextile to be used in Heavy Use Protection Areas.
Approximately 280 people were in attendance of the Morris County Conservation District’s 74th Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 25, 2014, 6:30 p.m., at the Morris County Community Center!  Duane and Deb Andres, Pastors for the Dwight and Emmanuel United Methodist Churches, gave the invocation and led the Soil and Water Stewardship Litany “Dig Deeper – Mysteries in the Soil.”   A Baked Ham/Fried Chicken/Smothered Steak/BBQ Beef Brisket Dinner was served by Ricky’s Café of Hanover.

The program consisted of:  Student & Photography Awards; and the Windbreak, Buffer, Grassland, Twin Lakes WRAPS Project, and Kansas Banker Awards.  An election of two Supervisors was held conducted by Tim Biehler, Nomination Chairman; with James Jost and Chad Sanford re-elected for three year terms.  Jim Parker and Angela Anderson presented Jo Bea Titus-Hutchinson the “KACD District Manager Award.”  A special award was presented to Kaitlynn Grimmett, who won the 2013 KACD Certificate of Excellence Honorable Mention Essay in the State of Kansas.

Door prizes were held for students and adults.  Ruth Amos won the $25 grand prize Council Grove Merchant’s gift card, and Max Amos won a $50 certificate towards an Alexander Artworks sign that they donated.  Neosho Gardens furnished Boston ferns for conservation award winners, and the Dwight Sunflowers 4-H club assisted serving beverages.  Katy DeWeese was presented the 6th Annual District Educational Scholarship for $500, and Jo Bea presented a PowerPoint slide show on the activities held in 2013 of the Kansas Envirothon committee.

Entertainment was by the Council Grove Brave Voices conducted by Lisa Bolieu –CGES/CGMS Vocal Music Instructor in the absence of Josh Donaldson, CGHS Instructor.
Important News Release for Cost-Share for Morris County landowners
Posters – Grades 2-3
Camryn Frazier – 1st Place
Jayden Coover – 2nd Place
Felicity Smith – H.M.
Jessica Filkin – H.M.
Posters – Grades 4-6
Carissa Dalquest – 1st Place
Cameron Campuzano – H.M.
Chancy Johnson – H.M.
Delaney Rapp – 2nd Place
Jada Lee – H.M. – Not pictured
Posters – Grades 7-9
Jordyn Sanford – 2nd Place
Rachel Oltmanns – 1st Place
Tiffany Grover – H.M. – Not pictured
Hannah Stilwell – H.M. – Not pictured
Limericks – Grades 3-8
Jordyn Sanford – 1st Place
Trystan Barrett – 2nd Place
Karli Brott – H.M. – Not pictured

Photography – Students & Adults
Nancy Zirkel – H.M.
Treyser King – 3rd Place
Daleyna King – 1st Place
Brittley King – 2nd Place & H.M.
Coloring – Grade K
Haylie Grant – H.M.
Brooklynn Wangerin – 2nd Place
Ana Blackledge – 1st Place
Willow Hutchinson – H.M. – Not Pictured
Brooke Evans – H.M. – Not Pictured
Coloring – Grade 1
Ayden Rocha – 1st Place
Cameron Svitak – 2nd Place – Not Pictured
Cade Goodell – H.M. – Not Pictured
Adeiah Heffner – H.M. – Not Pictured
2013 KACD Certificate of Excellence
H.M. Essay
Kaitlynn Grimmett
6th Annual Conservation District
Educational Scholarship
Katy DeWeese Parents
Morris County Conservation District 74th Annual Meeting Minutes
January 25, 2014
The Morris County Conservation District held its 74thAnnual Meeting on January 25, 2014, at the Morris County Community Center located on the Morris County Fairgrounds.  Kim Sanford, Courtney Parker, and James and Rachel Jost were in charge of everyone signing the Conservation District register.  Pens, “Conservation Edition” newspapers, ballots, student and adult prize tickets, ice-scrapers, “For the Good of the People” – Fun Facts about Farmers & Ranchers booklets, coloring books, crayons, and press-n-stick calendars were given away at the door.  Gummy worms adorned the whole entryway with dig deeper soil decorations.  Tables were decorated with “Dig Deeper – Mysteries in the Soil” stewardship placemats, What on Earth is Soil and litanies, District program booklets, gummy worms, and purple mums in mason jars.

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