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Request for Bids

Professional Services for:

Nolan Ditch Diversion EWP 2016

For: Powder River Conservation District


Description of Work of this Contract:

Contractors are invited to submit bids for the Nolan Ditch Diversion Dam, Diversion EWP 2016 to install cross-vane diversion with rock fill, ditch inlet works and flood control dike.


Document Availability

Bid packets are available from: PRCD, 350 Nolan Avenue (P.O. Box 48), Kaycee, WY 82639

Phone: 307-738-2321 ex. 100, email: anita.bartlett@wy.nacdnet.net


Submission of Proposals

Bids will be received at the above address until 4 pm local time, Thursday, January 26, 2017.


Site Visit

A pre-bid site visit will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 10 am local time.


/s/ Anita M. Bartlett

PRCD Manager

2016 WACD Outstanding Employee



            Anita Bartlett, District Manager for the Powder River Conservation was named the Wyoming Association of Conservation District’s Outstanding Employee for 2016 during the WACD Annual Convention in Riverton, WY on November 16th.

Anita began working for the PRCD in the spring of 2006 and since that time has immersed herself in her work and community life in Southern Johnson County. She promotes programs, encourages participation and educates the youth of the community.  She is a valuable resource for education and information and willingly volunteers her services to all who ask.  Anita continues to expand and develop programs that serve the Conservation District.  She is a natural teacher and works well with educators and professionals to bring educational programs to the District. The youth programs that Anita develops and takes into the schools and the community encourages hands on participation developing leadership skills and engaging students in learning about conservation. 

Anita works well with other agencies, contractors and land owners to bring everyone together to work for a common goal. An example of this is her diligent work with the NRCS, County Commissioners, and local landowners to administer the Emergency Watershed Projects Program. In May of 2015 Southern Johnson County saw record breaking flood water to the Powder River. These flood waters brought about significant damage to stream banks and caused erosion problems bringing threats to life and property. The District with the assistance of the NRCS has procured Exigency and Non-exigency EWP funding to repair the damage from these flood waters, thereby fixing stream banks and stabilizing buildings and irrigation structures.

Anita has served as the Wyoming Conservation District Employee’s Association president for the past three years, prior to that she has served as the Association’s Vice-President (1yr), Secretary (4yrs), and as an Area I Representative (1yr). Anita works diligently with the Association to promote the Conservation District Employees and to further their knowledge and skills through trainings.

Anita when not busy with District works tirelessly in her community. She is the Secretary/Treasurer, Jr. High Bible Study Teacher, and assists with the Youth Group at the First Southern Baptist Chapel. She serves as a tutor for the local Boys and Girls Club in Kaycee during the school year, organizes local fundraisers, and takes photos for the Kaycee Voice. In closing we ask that you understand that this only touches on part of Anita’s virtues.  She is a valuable employee for the District and a worthy recipient of this recognition.  Her work promotes the wellbeing of Wyoming’s natural resources, her personality endears herself to the community and her passion is reflected in the District programs and patron participation.


2016 Oustanding District Technician


Katie Vaporis, Rangeland Specialist for the NRCS-Kaycee Field Office, was named the Wyoming Association of Conservation District’s Outstanding Technician for 2016 during the WACD Annual Convention in Riverton, WY on November 16th.  

Katie came to the Kaycee Field office in May of 2016 from the Worland Field office and didn’t get much chance to settle in and get her bearings set. Kaycee saw record breaking flood water at the end of May and Katie hit the ground running, with a crash course in the Emergency Watershed Project Program she assisted the PRCD, NRCS District Conservationist, and Engineers with field work and paperwork to obtain federal assistance for Exigency EWP Funding for 3 projects on the Powder River. Katie assisted NRCS Engineers with surveying, the District with water sampling, and even surviving the elements to certify seeding in the snow to meet the late November deadline on a project. After completing the Exigency EWP projects Katie continued to assist the District with filing paperwork for Non-Exigency EWP funding to finish repairing the damage done by the May 2015 flooding. The PRCD was notified in March of 2016 that they would be awarded Non-Exigency EWP funding for all 3 projects. This required more paperwork and survey work from Katie on top of her regular work load.

In addition to her assistance with the EWP Projects, Katie has assisted the District on their Cost Share Program. She has helped to certify fences, pipelines, stock tanks and storage tanks. Her advice has been invaluable and in the year she has been in Kaycee has worked hard to go above and beyond here regular work duties to ensure that the producers/landowners of Southern Johnson County have all the knowledge and tools they need to improve their operation. The PRCD cannot thank Katie enough for her diligent work and assistance to the District.

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