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Due to the Coronavirus 2019, the Shawnee County Conservation District office is temporarily closed to the public. We are available by cell phone (785) 220-0637 and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serving the people of Shawnee County with voluntary programs of education, planning, and application of conservation practices to sustain the long term quality of our soil, water, air, plant and animal resources in balance with human needs.
We encourage you to browse our site for information on topics such as How To Properly Build A Pond Dam, to learn about Conservation Practices or Non-Point Source Pollution. You can also search our site for information you need.
What is a conservation district?
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Severe soil erosion problems during the Dust Bowl prompted the passage of the Conservation District Law by Kansas legislature in 1937. This legislation lead to the formation of conservation districts in Kansas. Through the years additional natural resources conservation challenges have emerged.
The conservation district is the primary local unit of government responsible for the conservation of soil, water and related natural resources within the county boundary. Kansas conservation districts are political subdivisions of state government charged with this vital role. Funding comes from county and state allocations, with some districts generating funds by providing conservation goods and services.
Our office is located at 3231 SW Van Buren Street, Topeka, KS
Shawnee County Conservation District Board meetings are normally held the first Monday of each month. The September 3, 2020 meeting will be outdoors at 7320 SW Indian Hills Road, Auburn, KS. The meetings are open to the public and begin at 8:00 p.m. During COVID-19 health orders the USDA Service Center building is closed to the public. Please join us September 3 or call 785-220-0637 Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm for instructions on how to join the monthly meetings.
Thanks to our 2020 annual meeting contributors
Please thank them for their contribution when shopping for their goods and services
Prime Supporters $175:
Bank of the Flint Hills
Frontier Farm Credit
Kaw Valley Heating & Cooling
LBB, LLC Tree & Brush Removal
R.D. White Landscaping and Uniloader Service ($200)
Shawnee County Farm Bureau
Silver Lake Bank
Choice Supporters $100:
Atwood Brush & Tree Mowing
Denison State Bank
Fairview Mills, LLC
Free State Electric Co-op
J.B. Pearl Sales & Service, Inc.
Kaw Valley Bank
Landmark National Bank
Quality Supporters $50:
Lone Pine Ag-Service, Inc.
Stockgrowers State Bank