The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the BSWCD have a cooperative working agreement with a common goal of conserving natural resources. NRCS provides technical and financial assistance for conservation practices on private land. The Beeville NRCS district conservationist is Matthew Dorsett.
A Beeville NRCS local work group meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 10 a.m. at First National Bank.
Every year, the Bee SWCD tries to recognize area producers who are doing a good job with applying conservation in their operation. The Bee County 2014 conservation award recipients are as follows:
Mark Sugarek – Conservation Farmer
Albert Kessler/K3 Ranch – Conservation Rancher
Fuller Tractor – Friend of Conservation.
Each recipient will receive a metal sign to display decreeing their accomplishment; signs will be presented at the NRCS fiscal year 2015 local work group meeting (LWG).
Also, the 2014 Bee SWCD scholarship recipient is Kali Kennedy. Kali is pursuing a degree in agricultural education. She is the daughter of James and Lori Kennedy of Beeville. Her activities include member, historian and quartermaster of the Trojan Band, member of the Beeville Chapter of FFA, member of the National Honor Society, CBC student and member of the First Baptist Church.