[Ok-sus] Conservation Day: drought, clean water

Robert Hathorne Robert.Hathorne at Conservation.ok.gov
Wed Mar 18 14:57:17 UTC 2015

Robert Hathorne
Robert.Hathorne at conservation.ok.gov<mailto:Robert.Hathorne at conservation.ok.gov>


Conservation Day at the Capitol set for March 23, 2015

Drought mitigation, food production, access to clean water-healthy soils and streams are vital to a resilient and prosperous Oklahoma. On March 23, learn why the Oklahoma model of locally-led, non-regulatory conservation is the proven best way to protect our soil and water resources. Everyone is invited to join local conservation districts and their agency, tribal, non-profit and private partners for a celebration of the voluntary conservation legacy that began in the Dust Bowl.

Monday, March 23, 2015

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

WHAT: Public celebration of Oklahoma's conservation history and future with interactive exhibits, games, and a very special presentation by three young ladies who are leading the charge for the next generation of conservationists.


Oklahoma State Capitol

Exhibits: Fourth Floor Rotunda, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Awards Ceremony: Senate Chamber, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Press Conference: Room 432 B, 10:45 - 11:10 a.m.

Presentation, Youth Volunteers in Action: Fourth Floor Rotunda, 11:15 - 11:45 a.m.


Oklahoma's local conservation districts

Oklahoma Conservation Commission

Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Chesapeake Energy

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

The Nature Conservancy

Oklahoma Press Association

Oklahoma Prescribed Burn Association

Note to Media: you are invited to room 432 B at 10:45 a.m. for an important announcement regarding Oklahoma's continued national leadership in water quality improvement. The announcement will be followed by a brief Q&A period. To arrange on or off-site interviews with any of the partners listed above, contact Robert Hathorne at 405-437-9171 or Robert.Hathorne at conservation.ok.gov<mailto:Robert.Hathorne at conservation.ok.gov>.


Established in 1937 during the Dust Bowl, the Oklahoma Conservation Commission is a non-regulatory agency working with 86 local conservation districts and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to educate and assist the public in implementing voluntary conservation practices on their land. We strive to conserve and protect natural resources for the continuity of the land, heritage and future of all Oklahomans.
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