The West Greeley Conservation District offers a program for re-seeding grass species in pastures, small acreages and other locations to aid in water retention and prevent soil erosion.
Conservation Tree Sale
The West Greeley Conservation District partners with the Colorado State Forest Service to provide conservation seedling trees to local landowners at a nominal cost. Seedlings are grown at the CSFS Nursery in Fort Collins. The district accepts orders from November to March and the trees are available for pickup in April. The district also sells supplies at a reasonable cost. Check out the links below for order forms, inventory, planting guides, species guides and more. http://www.wgcd.org/programs-offerings/tree-sale/
The District offers a variety of equipment for rental.
Cost share program
Our landowner cost share program is a way to assist members of the West Greeley Conservation District in implementing approved conservation practices on their land. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis. Funding is contingent on approval by the Board of Supervisors.
We employ a Full-time Conservation Educator to work with school groups, the community, and others that are interested in natural resources. You will see us at Children’s Water Festivals, events, Teacher training’s, leading workshops and tours that focus on soil, water and broader natural resource education.
We manage the “best kept secret in Greeley”. Houston Gardens is a ~7.1 acre property that is evolving into an Outdoor classroom. Currently there are 31 community garden plots that are rented out (the oldest community gardens in Greeley). There are several forms of irrigation throughout the property, a couple ponds, and several acres dedicated to representing a few of the ecosystems present in Colorado (Prairie, Foothills, and Montane). The Gardens are open to the public and there are walking trails throughout with beautiful sitting areas. Our plan is to demonstrate our services and the conservation practices that we support. We are always looking for partners who would like to utilize the gardens for natural resource education. Stop in and see us.