Ringgold, Georgia – Charles Lancaster, former University of Georgia Extension Agent, was appointed by Governor Brian Kemp on April 1, 2021 to serve as a District Supervisor for the Catoosa County Conservation District. Mr. Lancaster was the Extension Agent for Catoosa County for almost 25 years before his retirement in 2018. He will serve the Conservation District for a four-year term.
The Catoosa County Conservation District is a service-based organization that advocates for the stewardship, protection and enhancement of the natural resources of Catoosa County to sustain and improve the quality of life for its citizens. More information can be found at www.catoosaconservationdistrict.org or on Facebook @CatoosaCountyConservationDistrict .
The Catoosa County Conservation District scholarship is intended to reward and assist students who are dedicated to soil and water conservation and interested in pursuing a career in a related field.
AWARD AMOUNT: $500 distributed directly
to your college or university
WHO MAY APPLY: The Scholarship is
limited to Catoosa County students in public,
private or home schools. The applicant must be
a high school senior or a current college first
year student intending to major in an
agricultural degree including but not limited to:
natural resource management, horticulture,
agronomy, agricultural education or engineering, or plant pathology. The applicant must be a full- time student.
DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted by April 23, 2021. Completed application can be mailed or dropped off in person to: Catoosa County Conservation District care of UGA Extension, 43 Maple Street, Ringgold, GA 30736.
Ringgold, Georgia, February 9, 2021 – The Catoosa County Conservation District has been awarded a grant from the National Association of Conservation Districts to host Waterwise Workshops that promote residential water conservation. The District will sell and promote the use of rain barrels that are placed below a home's gutter downspout to capture rooftop rainwater runoff. Rain barrels are an effective way to collect and reuse water for watering lawns or gardens, and to reduce the rate of stormwater runoff that carries pollutants into our streams and rivers.
Roger Bowman, Chair of the Catoosa County Conservation District remarks, “Our District is excited to receive this grant from our National Association to promote water conservation efforts throughout Catoosa County.”
The Catoosa County Conservation District promotes natural resources conservation through community and educational outreach. More information can be found at www.catoosaconservationdistrict.org or on Facebook @CatoosaCountyConservationDistrict .
Ringgold, GA, December 8, 2020—Catoosa County Conservation District installed pollinator garden beds with Ms. Alisa Nepp’s fourth grade STEAM class at Ringgold Elementary School. The raised beds were sponsored by Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (GACD) as part of a statewide initiative to improve pollinator habitat and pollinator education. The beds include native wildflowers and grasses that will bloom in spring and summer, and will contain a crop that depends on pollinators. GACD is sponsoring the placement of these educational pollinator gardens in all 40 Conservation Districts across the state for the purpose of educating local communities on the connection between wildflowers, pollinators, and the foods we eat.
October 13, 2020- Betts Berry, Catoosa County Conservation District Supervisor, recently received the Golden Apple Award from Channel 12 News. Ms. Berry is an agriculture teacher at Saddle Ridge in Walker County. Ms. Berry states, "I hope my students leave my Agriculture class with a desire to, not always to become a farmer or producer but to appreciate what agriculture gifts to them and also to care for this world, to care for our earth."