Conservation Day at the Capitol Coming on Monday, March 24Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:41:01 CDT
Conservation leaders will gather March 24 for Conservation Day at the Capitol. An awards ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Chamber of the Oklahoma State Senate. Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb is scheduled to speak and Secretary of Agriculture, Jim Reese, will be in attendance.
The OACD Conservation Awards will be presented in the categories of Outstanding Conservation District, Outstanding District Director, and Outstanding Cooperator/Landowner. The awards are sponsored by the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD) and are cosponsored by Chesapeake Energy, the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, and the Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma, respectively.
At 11:30 a.m. a news conference will be held in room 432 B to announce that Oklahoma is again among the top states in addressing water quality. Secretary of Energy and Environment, Michael Teague, Secretary of Agriculture, Jim Reese, State Senator Ron Justice, and State Representative Don Armes have been invited to speak.
At 2 p.m. a demonstration will be conducted of the OACD's rainfall simulator in the fourth floor rotunda to illusstrate the benefits of good conservation practices to both production agriculture and the environment.
Throughout the day, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., display booths will be exhibited in the Capitol Rotunda on the fourth floor. Exhibitors will include a number of the state's local conservation districts along with state and federal conservation agencies and related nonprofit organizations and companies.
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