New Year’s Resolution: Learn more about soil and water conservation

Published 5:36 pm Tuesday, January 9, 2018

On Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. at FENCE, Kelly Gay, our Polk County Soil & Water District administrator, will speak to the Tryon Garden Club about ways to protect our soil and water and how to foster management of soil, water and natural resources in Polk County.

Kelly Gay, Polk County Soil and Water District administrator

From her office in the Mill Spring Agricultural Center, Gay works throughout the county with farmers, land owners, property managers, homeowners and individuals to promote voluntary methods of preserving our county’s resources. In this role, she partners with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service, and the N.C. Soil and Water Conservation Commission.

As part of her presentation, Kelly will describe various projects the Polk Soil & Water Conservation District has been involved with to put conservation measures on the ground locally. There will be interesting demonstrations and she will welcome questions from the audience.

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The program is free and open to the public. Everyone is invited to come and participate. FENCE is located at 3381 Hunting Country Road, Tryon, N.C. For directions phone 828-859-9021 or go to

– submitted by Lucy Brannon