La Junta: Lower Arkansas Watershed Input Forum

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Here’s a release from the National Resources Conservation Service via the La Junta Tribune Democrat:

The Lower Arkansas Watershed is a partner of the Natural Resources Conservation Service and is working with the agency to host the 2010 Lower Arkansas Watershed Conservation Input Forum. The meeting will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Otero Junior College in the Student Center banquet room. The Student Center is at 2001 San Juan Ave. (west entrance). The handicapped entrance is at 5 Western Ave. (east entrance).

This meeting is designed to provide participants the opportunity to help guide and make recommendations regarding NRCS assistance with some of the most pressing natural resource concerns within the community through its technical and financial programs and activities. Don’t miss this important opportunity to contribute to the conversation as the wise use and conservation of our natural resources is everyone’s responsibility and is critical to sustaining and enhancing the quality of life enjoyed in the community. “It’s vital that citizens and partners of NRCS help guide and provide input to the agency to help ensure its programs and activities reflect and help support the needs of local natural resource concerns,” says Leroy Brase, president of the Lower Arkansas Watershed Association.

For information contact John Knapp, NRCS area conservationist in La Junta at, or by calling (719) 384-5408, extension 106. Call (719) 384-5408, extension 3, by Thursday, Feb. 18, to RSVP so that organizers have numbers for lunch.

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