During the month of August, we had 623 visitors. That’s about 20% less than our 5 year average. This week, Washita is partnering with Ancestral Lands, a Native youth corps with the AmeriCorps program. The Ancestral Lands’ vision is to have Native youth leading our Nations back to ecological and cultural well-being. Beginning September 16 and for eight days straight, the Ancestral Lands crew will spray herbicide on Johnson grass and remove Siberian elm sprouts with weed wrenches. They will also receive a guided tour and have time to watch the park’s film and peruse the museum exhibits. Thanks to…

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GIVING…Security State Bank Vice President Josh Haven presents a check to Ann Merritt for the Christmas Food Basket Giving Tree Project. Also pictured is Laura

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HONORED…Upper Washita Conservation District Chairman Tony Tracy presents Deanna LeGrand with a certificate of recognition from the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts for fifteen years

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