Michael F. Easley, Governor William G. Ross Jr., Secretary
N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Release: Immediate Contact: Lynn Sprague
Date: Aug. 25, 2006 Phone: (919) 805-4329
ASHEVILLE TO HOST CONSERVATION CONFERENCE
RALEIGH – Environmental leaders and U.S. Rep. Charles Taylor will gather in Asheville starting
Sunday for a three-day workshop aimed at improving conservation efforts in the southeast.
More than 350 conservation leaders are expected to attend the Southeast National Association of
Conservation Districts annual meeting at the historic Grove Park Inn. The meeting starts at noon on
Sunday and concludes at TIMEXX Tuesday.
Speakers plan to discuss private land stewardship, community conservation, the development of the
2007 Farm Bill and other conservation topics. Taylor will discuss current forestry issues at 9:30 a.m. on
Monday. Bill Holman, Clean Water Management Trust Fund’s executive director and National
Association of Conservation Districts President Billy Wilson will speak later that day.
For a meeting agenda, go to http://www.ncaswcd.org/SENACD%20agenda.htm.
For more information, contact Bridget Munger, public information officer with the N.C. Division of Soil
and Water Conservation, at (919) 733-2302 or (919) 218-3491 or Lynn Sprague, administrative officer
with the Division of Soil and Water Conservation, at (919) 805-4329.
N.C. Division of Soil and Water Conservation Bridget Munger, Public Information Officer
Manly Wilder, Director Phone: (919) 733-2302, FAX (919) 715-3559
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