Congratulations to the Vermilion SWCD

Vermilion Soil & Water Conservation District Debut LA's First Conservation Outdoor Classroom Trailer

The Vermilion SWCD debuted its conservation trailer at the UL Lafayette Earth Day celebration on Thursday April 7, 2011 in Lafayette, LA. This Conservation Trailer is the first of its kind in Louisiana, it has been made possible by grants and support from several sources to the Vermilion SWCD. The Vermilion SWCD Secretary, Mitzi Dohrman and Iberia SWCD Secretary, Lisa Hulin are shown in the attached pictures and essays promoting conservation with the many participants in the Earth Day celebration. Many that came through the trailer were impressed with the displays and interactive things that were available to assist in the learn of conservation of the Soil, Water, Air, Plants, Animals and the Recycling display. They promoted the use of conservation practices and learning about how to improve the natural resources. Many handouts were provided to the participant, including pollinator posters and cards, Coastal restoration information, Earth Team Volunteer information and Job Opportunities with NRCS and in Conservation. The Abbeville DC, Charles Stemmans, met with several students interested in working with NRCS and provided them with information and suggested volunteering to get an idea of what was available, one student will be volunteering in the Vermilion Field office this summer to get some experience.

Here is some information for a success story with some attached pictures. Mitzi has some others if more or different are needed.

Congratulations to Mitzi and the Vermilion SWCD on the successful debut voyage of the Conservation Trailer and its reception at the Earth Day Festival. All that came and saw were jealous and wished they had something similar to promote their agency or group. Thank you to Iberia SWCD and Lisa Hulin for her support if this voyage.

If you have any questions give me a call at 337-893-5781 ext. 3

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