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By 1934, 83% of Alabama land was damaged due to erosion. Conservation
Districts were born out of necessity in the 1930's Dust Bowl when America's
topsoil rapidly eroded. With the help of the "Father of Soil Conservation" Hugh
Hammond Bennett, Congress declared...
Conservation Programs & Education
Upcoming Events & Workshops
The District is responsible for carrying out conservation stewardship programs as they relate to the current Farm Bill. The District has a close working relationship with the USDA-NRCS helping to carry out these programs together. The District also has a few conservation programs of their own that are conducted with the assistance of NRCS.
The District also hosts several educational events for students and adults.
Fountain Family Farm Tour
June 16 | Join us and experts from USDA-NRCS & FSA and Alabama A&M's Small Farms Research Center to hear about and see in person conservation practices on a local Birmingham farm. Register online to reserve your spot.
Litter Quitters Tik Tok Challenge
July 15-20 | Our Litter Quitters Committee is hosting an extra competition open for ages 14 to 22 over the summer. Participants are charged to create a 60 second tik tok video during the designated time frame for a chance to win cash prize. Email directly for details.
2022 Photo Contest
June TBA | Our annual photo contest is open to ages 16 and up. There are typically two categories to enter. More details are still to come for this opportunity.