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Amanda Roberts wins state conservation honor

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By The Staff

Amanda Roberts, district manager for the Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District, received the S.C. Association of Conservation District’s 2008 Outstanding District Employee of the Year at the 2009 Conservation Partnership Conference in Myrtle Beach on Jan. 15.

Conservation districts nominate their district employee for supporting the local-state-federal Conservation Partnership and for promoting conservation within the county.

Roberts has been manager of the district since January 2007.

Joe Ghent, secretary/treasurer for the Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District, praises Roberts.

“She has improved our education program, affiliate member donations, public awareness of the district, and the district administration and finance records and procedures,” he said.

Ann Christie, district conservationist with U.S. Department of Agricultural-Natural Resource Conservation Service, said Roberts has a strong work ethic.

“I have never heard her say, ‘I can’t help you’ to anyone,” Christie said.  “Even when we get phone calls or visits that have nothing to do with conservation, she tries to assist the person to obtain the services or contacts they need.”

 Bill Ardrey, chairman of the Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District, said Roberts deserves the award.

“Exposing young people and adults to conservation education is the primary mission of the Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District,” Ardrey said. “Amanda has done this by going into the schools with programs on conservation. Under her guidance and direction, the conservation district sponsors a poster contest, bulletin board contest, multi-media contest and photo contest to make students more aware of the need to conserve and protect our natural resources.”

If you have any questions about the Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District, contact Roberts at 286-4455, extension 3, or visit the district’s Web site at www.lancasterswcd.com.