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Adopt A Tree

Adopt A Tree with the PRCD


The PRCD continued its Adopt a Tree Program this spring with the Kaycee Elementary Students. Each KES student was able to take home a Douglas Fir seedling tree to plant. This year the kids learned about the importance of Arbor Day, information about the tree they were adopting, and how to plant and care for their tree. The PRCD would like to thank Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Streeter, Mrs. Geis, Mrs. Pavey, and Mrs. LeDoux for allowing their classes to participate in this program.

Rain Barrels and Composters

Rain Barrel & Composter Sales


          Using a rain barrel is a great way to store water from rain and sn ow events.  The water can then be used to water plants and gardens.  It also benefits water quality by reducing the amount of run-off, which picks up pollutants on the ground and carries them to streams. 

Our Composters are 60 gallon black plastic. Why use black barrels?  Black absorbs heat from the sun better than any other color, and as experienced composters know, the hotter the temperature of the contents, the faster the barrels will produce finished compost.   Put in your "greens and browns", give the barrels a spin and you will be well on your way to making your own compost, far better than money can buy. 

                The PRCD will be selling rain barrels and composters at the significantly reduced price of $50 for rain barrels and $75 for composters. Order forms are available at the PRCD office. If you have an interest in purchasing rain barrels or composters please contact the District at 738-2321 or by email at anita.bartlett@wy.nacdnet.net

National Ag Day

National Ag Day

            National Ag Day is a day to celebrate the contribution of Agriculture in our everyday lives. March 19, 2013 was designated as Ag Day. This day is set aside to encourage every American to: understand how food and fiber products are produced, value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy, and to appreciated the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products. Agriculture provides almost everything we eat, use and wear on a daily basis. But too few people truly understand this contribution. Each American farmer feeds more than 144 people ... a dramatic increase from 25 people in the 1960s. Quite simply, American agriculture is doing more - and doing it better. As the world population soars, there is an even greater demand for the food and fiber produced in the United States. 

            To Celebrate National Ag Day the PRCD visited the Kaycee Elementary Classes and discussed with them what National Ag Day was, the importance of American Agriculture, and were our food comes from. With the theme “Hugs & Kisses” for Farmers and Ranchers youth learned about how Hersey’s Chocolate is produced and the agricultural products contained in the chocolate. Each child was excited about the “Hugs & Kisses” they received and were ready to go out and share them with local farmers and ranchers.

            Thank you to all of your local Agricultural Producers and all that you do to contribute to our community.


E-Waste Collection Continues

The Powder River Conservation District wants to thank everyone who has brought in their E-Waste and encourage anyone who has E-Waste to please bring it in to us. So far we have collected approximately 750 pounds of E-waste (this does not include the 13 computer monitors and 8 TVs collected as well). The E-waste we collect is donated to Cutting Edge Industries a division of NOWCAP Services in Casper. NOWCAP & Cutting Edge Industries exist to create employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities or people who have experienced a brain injury.

Please feel free to drop of your E-waste at the District Office located at 350 Nolan Avenue in Kaycee, WY.

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