WARREN COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT
925 Lovers Lane; Bowling Green, KY 42103
Phone: (270) 846-4506
Warren County Conservation District © ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. We are an equal opportunity employer and provider. All programs and services are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, or handicap.
Warren County Conservation District
In 1994, the Kentucky General Assembly passed the Kentucky Agriculture Water Quality Act (KRS. 224.71-100 through 224.71-140). The AWQA requires that all landowners with 10 acres or more that are being used for agriculture and/or silviculture operations develop and implement and Ag Water Quality Plan. An AWQ plan consists of a compilation of best management practices (BMPs) tailored to the producer’s current operation. Come by our office and we can assist you in developing your AWQ plan.
We provide free soil testing to Warren County residents. One of the largest sources of water pollution is excessive nutrients and fertilizers in groundwater. Soil testing will ensure that the correct amount of fertilizers are applied, reducing the amount that will end up in our groundwater. Soil testing is not only a necessary tool for farmers, but homeowners looking for a greener lawn or a more productive garden will also benefit from this service.
Twice a year, the Conservation District partners with Warren County Division of Stormwater Management and Eastern Kentucky PRIDE to provide a cost-shared Rain Barrel Workshop for Warren County residents. Rain barrels are designed to catch water runoff from your roof. This water is stored in the barrel and can be later used for watering your landscaping or garden. Rain barrels are an excellent way to reduce stormwater runoff, conserve water, and cut down on your water bill.
Two times per year, the Conservation District partners with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to gather and recycle used pesticide containers. Farmers may bring their used pesticide containers to the Ag Mechanics building on WKU’s farm during the allotted time and the containers will be recycled. In order to participate, containers must be triple rinsed, labels and lids removed, and punctured. Check back periodically to find out when the next Rinse & Return date will be.
Once a year in early spring, the Conservation District purchases tree seedlings and distributes them to Warren County residents. We give away between 3000 and 5000 trees to our customers annually. Species include white pine, walnut, poplar, redbud, dogwood, wild plum, and oak, depending on what is available from the Kentucky Division of Forestry nursery. Along with our annual tree give-away, we often partner with city or county agencies to participate in Arbor Day celebrations at local schools.