Evaluation, Recommendations and commentary by Robert A. Williams
The Soil Conservation Program began back in the 1930s due to the Dust Bowl disaster in the Great Plains. Later, water conservation was added. I can remember back when I was a kid, the red dirt and gullies everywhere that was caused by rain erosion. Terracing, contour farming, crop rotation, etc. helped preserve Cleveland County farmland for future generations.
The Soil and Water Conservation Programs have worked pretty well so now most folks don’t have a clue about what they do. And to be honest I don’t know much about this program either. From looking at the Cleveland County Government website I found out a little about this program. It appears the Soil and Water Conservation Board mostly has Soil conservation people and may need a member a little more directed toward water conservation and water quality. But I don’t know who that may be and if they are interested in the position.
I would recommend voting for Roger Eaker and if anyone knows another person that would be good in the other position, please let me know and I will pass the word around.