Welcome to the Marshall County Conservation District website. The website is designed to keep the people of Marshall County up to date on all the conservation issues in the county.
What We Do...
The Marshall County Conservation District works to help conserve the natural resources of Marshall County. The MCCD is governed by a seven member board of supervisors. Click on Who We Are to find out more about the people who lead conservation efforts in Marshall County.
On April 23 the Marshall County Conservation District held its annual Earth Day celebration! Each year we give away a variety of items including hanging baskets, assorted flowering plants, tomato plants, gardening supplies, light bulbs, information on green living and more! This year thanks the to Marshall County School District and Turner Dairies in Fulton, we were also able to give away compost bins and rain barrels. The donated bins and barrels were prepared by students at Benton Middle School and the Marshall County Technical Center with materials provided by the Marshall County Conservation District. Click on the link below to see pictures of some of the items given away this year. We would like to thank this year's sponsors Holly Nursery of Calvert City, Harvest Time of Benton, True Value Hardware of Benton, and the Marshall County Conservation District.
After several meetings with potential project partners such as Federal Materials Company LLC, Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering and Testing Inc., Kentucky Ready-Mixed Concrete Association, Benton Main Street, Marshall County School District, Marshall County Fiscal Court, and others, our grant application through the City of Benton is finally finished! We will be submitting the application this week and will update as information becomes available. If you are interested in the benefits of pervious concrete, please visit krmca.org or click here for a short video demonstration. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScsQYHMfabU
The Marshall County Arts Commission has received CDBG funding (Community Development Block Grant) to begin work on the children's arts center. If you are interested in viewing the plans, they are displayed at the Marshall County Courthouse. In an effort to help supplement funding for this project while simultaneously addressing storm water concerns, the Marshall County Conservation District has partnered with City of Benton and the Jackson Purchase Foundation in applying for a grant. If received, this grant will provide funding to install the latest in 'green infrastructural' technologies in the parking areas and rain gardens and bioswales in adjacent areas. A large component of fulfilling the grant requirements will be education and outreach to the community. There will be demonstration days explaining the installation process as it is implemented and after the project is completed. There are currently no sites displaying pervious concrete west of Bowling Green. If this grant funding is secured, the project could be a 'shot in the arm' to the economy of Marshall County by drawing people from surrounding areas to view the project. Keep checking the site for updates. We should have more details about the second phase of the grant application process in the next several weeks.