Register Now for July CCP Meeting About Community Conservation

Posted On June 17, 2021— Written By
Sunflower field

Chatham County sunflower field. Photo by Debbie Roos.

The July Chatham Conservation Partnership (CCP) meeting will focus on Community Conservation.

Please join us on July 15, 2021, from 9–11:30 a.m. for a virtual meeting to discuss community conservation efforts.

Our July CCP meeting is about you! The CCP is lucky to have such a large membership of people dedicating time and efforts towards environmental protection in Chatham County. We’re making time this July to highlight your unique contributions. Speakers will explain the benefits of regenerative agriculture and how endangered farm animals are improving biodiversity and forest health and the apps to use to track biodiversity and carbon capture. Our local soil and water conservation district officer will share programs and resources to support your efforts. And we will look at Clean Jordan Lake’s volunteer work to remove trash coming from the watershed after rainfall events to deposit on public land surrounding the lake. Come prepared with any additional brief updates you’d like to share.

Meeting Agenda:

9 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
9:15 a.m.
Regenerative Agriculture explained and who does it benefit?

Nita Dukes, Chatham County Climate Committee
9:40 a.m.
Graze Against the Machine  – a small farm approach to increasing biodiversity and conservation
Mike Hansen, Ozark Akerz Regenerative Farm
10:05 a.m.
GIS Trash Map of Jordan Lake Shoreline
Dr. Francis DiGiano, Past President of Clean Jordan Lake
10:30 a.m.
Cost-share programs to conserve natural resources
Kyle Watkins, Chatham Soil & Water Conservation District
10:45 a.m.
Brief review of CCP MOU
Catherine Deininger, CCP Steering Committee
11:05 a.m.
CCP Updates and announcements from members

11:15 a.m.

Click to register for this meeting. Registration deadline is 10 p.m. on July 13. Registrants will receive an email prior to the event with the Zoom link. 

CCP Steering Committee: Catherine Deininger, Brooke Massa, Debbie Roos, Margaret Sands, Allison Weakley.

For more information about the Chatham Conservation Partnership, visit the CCP website or email