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On March 24, 2014, conservation leaders from throughout Oklahoma will gather at the capitol for Conservation Day. This year, we are pleased to partner with the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center to make Conservation Day "Take your Daughter (or son) to the Capitol Day" as part of their Women's Leadership Initiative. Learn more here.
The OACD Conservation Awards will be presented in the following categories:
- Outstanding Conservation District
- Outstanding District Director
- Outstanding Cooperator/Landowner
The awards are sponsored by the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts and are cosponsored by:
- Chesapeake Energy
- Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
- Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma
Schedule of Events
8-9 a.m. Booth setup in rotunda (fourth floor of the capitol)
9:30 a.m. Conservation Awards Ceremony in Senate Chamber
Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb is scheduled to speak and Secretary of Agriculture, Jim Reese, will be in attendance.
11:30 a.m. Press Conference announcing Oklahoma’s latest water quality
reduction numbers (Room 432B)
Invited speakers: Secretary of Energy and Environment, Michael Teague, Secretary of Agriculture, Jim Reese, State Senator Ron Justice and State Representative Don Armes
2 p.m. Rainfall simulator demonstration in the fourth floor rotunda
Throughout the day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., display booths will be exhibited in the Capitol Rotunda on the fourth floor. Exhibitors will include a number of the state's local conservation districts along with state and federal conservation agencies and related nonprofit organizations and companies.
During the day, we are encouraging everyone attending to visit with their representatives and senators and let them know conservation is critical to Oklahoma! We will have some handout materials at the popcorn booth in therotunda for you to use if you would like. We also encourage you to ask them to come see the rainfall simulator demonstration at 2 p.m.! It’s not every day that it rains in the State Capitol rotunda!