first_imgLatest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Community, students celebrate Chinese New Year ROBERT HUDSON There was no snow to stop the 2010 Chinese New Year Celebration this time, as it was rescheduled… read more Email the author The chair for the Pike County Soil & Water Conservation District described the Pike County Commission’s recent vote in favor of funding for the organization “as a positive and wise vote for the people of Pike County.”Elizabeth Motes, chair, said she was speaking on behalf of fellow supervisors, Bert Curtis, John H. Dorrill Jr., Herb Huner and Roy Kendrick, who represent the people’s interest in conservation programs and serve without compensation.“Funding for the Conservation District is an investment that returns multiple dollars for each dollar invested,” Motes said. “Commissioners Oren Fannin, Ray Goodson, Charlie Harris and Homer Wright supported the Conservation District’s request for funding and share a positive vision for the Pike County residents.” By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Group discusses county’s donation This comes after the Pike County Commission voted last week to allot $10,000 to the soil and conservation district to fund a part time position. Their vote also came after the commission did not give a similar request for $15,000 to the Pike County Extension Office last year.The soil and conservation district’s annual budget is about $70,000 per year.Motes said funds for projects near county roads, building and utilities are funded through the District to the Pike County Road Department. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder “One project funded was $125,000 from the Emergency Watershed Protection Program that stabilized the steep sloping of the Pike County Courthouse,” she said.The United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is the federal arm that implements local conservation initiatives, Motes said.“NRCS provides office space, vehicles and permanent personnel but the District must provide some administrative and technical personnel to compliment NRCS,” Motes said.Row crop farmers receive help for implementing water disposal systems for cropland, the Pike County Soil & Water Conservation District chair said. Poultry producers are able to file necessary required environmental forms at the district office rather than making a trip to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management in Montgomery, Motes said.“Plans for the application of poultry litter to agricultural land and approved plans for proper disposal of dead poultry are supplied.”In addition, Motes said that homeowners, urban residents and developers receive reports expressing soil limitations for various uses. Technical assistance is required for the implementation of conservation practices as well as preliminary surveying for gathering information for special programs.“The District also works in cooperation with the Extension Service, Farm Service Agency, Alabama Forestry Commission and other groups to make a better way of life for Pike County residents,” Motes said. “Without a doubt, the recent votes by the Pike County Commission to provide a modest amount of funding for the Pike County Soil and Water Conservation District was an appropriate decision for the people.“The county will receive multiple dollars in return annually for the small investment it makes in soil and water conservation.” Published 9:55 pm Monday, March 1, 2010 Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more