The Conservation District has a major emphasis of promoting wise land use management through their environmental education and outreach programs. The Oldham County Conservation District's philosophy is that long term changes to address environmental concerns can only be made through a comprehensive educational program which begins with our youth. A great amount of effort is given to educational programs that help our youth become more environmentally literate.
The Conservation District is the proud sponsor of Envirothon teams from Oldham County High School . The school's FFA Chapter represents Oldham County in Kentucky 's East Regional Envirothon competition. The "in-the-field" competition offers high school students an opportunity to test their environmental knowledge and compete with other teams throughout the Commonwealth.
The Oldham County Conservation District continues to add to the teacher/community resource center. We invite anyone interested in acquiring some of our resources to stop in or call for availability.
Please call our office if you have questions on any of the programs available.
The H. Glenn Watson Conservation Award is given in memory of conservation educator Glenn Watson. Glenn Watson (1958-2013) served on the Oldham County Conservation District (OCCD) board for 14 years. He also was the KY Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation Officer for Oldham County for 22 years. Glenn visited local schools and giving conservation education talks, he organized river clean-ups for the Westport community and took an active part in promoting conservation education efforts for OCCD. The H. Glenn Watson Scholorship Award was established to benefit students that give back to their community through service and are involved in the protection of the environment and all our natural resources.
Applications for the H. Glenn Watson Scholarship are available in Oct/Nov each year and are due into our office by February 1. Call 222-5123 to request a copy or check with your guidance counselor!
Arbor Day Tree Seedling Giveaway - Arbor Day Photos 2014
Nationwide, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd.
2014 Earth Day
Monarch Butterfly Program
Conservation Art & Writing Contest