Friday, January 6, 2012

January Meetind Rescheduled

The Dugdemona SWCD’s January Board meeting has been rescheduled. The meeting has been moved to Thursday, January 19, 2012. The meeting will take place at the Dugdemona Soil and Water Conservation District office, located at 301 West Main Street, Suite 210 in Winnfield, Louisiana. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. The Board meetings will take place in room 219; the Winn Parish Genealogical Historical Association’s meeting room.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Office Closed

The Dugdemona SWCD office will be closed January 10-13, 2012 due to attending the Annual Meeting in Lafayette, LA

Time for the 66th Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts

The 66th Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts (LACD) will be held on January 11-13, 2012, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Lafayette, Louisiana. Louisiana farmers will be recognized for their comprehensive approach to sustainable agriculture at the Master Farmer Awards Luncheon. The luncheon will be moderated by Dr. Mike Strain DVM, Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry. Each Soil and Water Conservation
District Supervisor and employee are strongly encouraged to attend the annual meeting. This meeting provides an opportunity for supervisors to strengthen their capabilities as local soil and water conservation leaders
and for employees to enhance their abilities to carry out their duties in implementing the district’s programs.

2012 Annual Conservation Tree & Shrub Sale

The Dugdemona Soil and Water Conservation District will be having its Annual Tree and Shrub Sale at the Winn Farmers' Market, located at the corners of Main and St. John Streets in Winnfield, Louisiana. The tree sale is our largest fund-raising event of the year. All proceeds of this sale directly benefit our community. Funds raised sponsor projects such as, Conservation Essay Contest, Conservation Poster Contest, Soil and Water Stewardship Week, conservation education, our Community Tree Planting project, Earth day, Arbor Day, Project WET and restoration of wildlife habitat.

We will have a variety of bare root and potted trees, shrubs and perennials. Some of the varieties available will include: Abelia, Agapanthus, Azaleas, Bald Cypress, Bridal Wreath, Camellias, Crape Myrtle, Flowering Dogwood, Flowering Quince, Hydrangea, Snowball bushes, assorted varieties of Magnolias, Sasanqua, River Birch, Sawtooth Oak, Vitex, and many others. Our selection of perennials and fruit trees is great too. Fruit selections include Apple, Blueberry, Blackberry, Fig, Lemon, Mayhaw, Pawpaw, Peach, Pear, Persimmon, Plum, Pomegranate and others.

The sale will be February 22-24, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit our website at or live and in color on Facebook (search for Dugdemona SWCD) or for additional information or you may call our office at 628-4438 or email us at prior to the sale for availability and prices. For best selections please come early. This year we look forward to having the Winn Parish Master Gardeners teach some mini workshops during the sale.

The Dugdemona SWCD will be at the Dugdemona SWCD/Columbia Field Office located at 7128 Highway 165 South in Columbia on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

You can help protect the environment and add beauty and interest to your surroundings. Planting trees and shrubs will give us fresh clean air, reduce heating and cooling bill, prevent soil erosion, enhance water quality, cut down noise pollution and provide food and shelter for wildlife. So come on by and beautify your surroundings while you help to conserve our natural resources.