Conservation meeting tonight at courthouse
A conservation meeting will be held today on the fourth floor of the St. Mary Parish Courthouse at 6 p.m. to identify resource concerns for the local Soil and Water Conservation District.
The local community controls the future of its valuable natural resources and the decisions that are made to conserve, enhance and sustain the integrity of soil, water and air quality throughout Louisiana.
Cooperative conservation starts first with the active involvement of the individual community member who helps to identify the resource needs of the community.
Community involvement will help the local Soil and Water Conservation District and USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service assess and prioritize resource concerns on a community level. Local natural resource priorities help direct technical and financial assistance decisions that NRCS and SWCD make throughout the year.
Locally led conservation efforts are successful with the help from residents.
Community involvement is significantly important to the locally led conservation process and all partners involved in conservation.
At the meeting today residents will be able to voice concerns, provide comments and help to identify conservation issues.
The concerns, comments, suggestions and ideas presented by the public will be weighed by the district during a locally led work group meeting to be held immediately following the meeting, which is is open to the public.