Pike County Conservation District Celebrating 65 Years

By Sam Miller
The Pike County Conversation District is celebrating their 65th anniversary this month. The District was first founded on June 18th 1956 as a way to protect the natural resources of Pike County. They have since taken great strides to protect the land and water of the County, such as assisting farmers and landowners with conservation planning, also assisting landowners with soil survey information and tree plantings. One of the District’s early objectives was sponsorship of the Watershed project in the Greene-Dreher Watershed area following the devastation of the 1955 flood caused by Hurricane Diane. Recent work by the District has been focused on the waterways of Pike, collecting data and working closely with regulators to keep the waters at exceptional quality. To learn more, visit