Local conservation districts plan public meetings

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

A locally led conservation meeting will be held March 15 at the Lula-Westfield Sugar Factyory meeting room , located at 451 Hwy. 1005, Paincourtville, at 5 p.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to identify resource concerns for the local Soil and Water Conservation Districts and Lower Delta the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Local involvement is significantly important to the locally led conservation process and all partners involved in conservation.

Community members will discuss the future of valuable natural resources and the decisions that are made to conserve, enhance and sustain the integrity of soil, water and air quality in Ascension, Assumption, Iberville and St. James Parishes and throughout Louisiana.

At the Locally Led Conservation Meeting residents will be able to voice concerns, provide comments and help to identify conservation issues. Save the date, and help our community make sound conservation decisions – become an active part of locally led conservation and cooperative conservation efforts. 

A second meeting, a local work group meeting, will follow the locally led convervation meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to rank the resources concerns which are identified at the locally led conservation meeting.

For more information on the locally led conservation meetings, contact your local NRCS and the Lower Delta SWCD and New River SWCD field office at 225-473-7638 ext. 3. or 225-687-2184, ext. 3.