The Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District is going native this year at the Sunbelt Ag Expo. Attendees can stop by our booth to learn more about doing the same. Native plants and pollinators are an integral part of the local ecosystem in South Georgia and beyond. We will showcase a variety of native plants and provide information on all things native, including but not limited to tutorials and instruction on how to create a native habitat for pollinators.
Come meet our new Urban Program Coordinator at the Expo this year!
4H2O is a 3-day summer camp for elementary and middle school students in 4-H from counties across southwest Georgia. The event includes day trips to the Flint RiverQuarium, the UGA Stripling Irrigation Research Park, and a water park to teach students about agriculture, water, wildlife, and the Flint River.
Available to Georgia’s Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. (Students who have previously attended the workshop are not eligible)
Workshop focuses on the value, protection, and conservation of Georgia’s wildlife, forestry, soil, and water resources, including conservation in Georgia’s mining industry.
Learn more: www.abac.edu/nrcw
The Flint River Soil & Water Conservation District is pleased to announce the 2016 Soil Stewardship theme: “We All Need Trees.” Soil Stewardship Week will be officially celebrated April 24 to May 1, 2016, and is a fun and educational learning experience for all students! Soil Stewardship Week helps remind each and every citizen of the power of each person to conserve natural resources and improve our world. This year marks the 61st Anniversary of NACD Soil and Water Stewardship Week!
In addition to providing area schools with valuable conservation and natural resource learning materials, the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District is offering an Annual Poster Contest for 5th Grade Students from counties located in the District. These include Baker, Calhoun, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, and Seminole counties. Posters must incorporate the “We All Need Trees” theme. The deadline for submitting the poster and entry form to your local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office or County District Supervisor is Friday, April 1, 2016. A first, second, and third place prize will be awarded from each county worth $50, $30, and $20 respectively.
Each year, the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District partnered with the Georgia Southern Center for Wildlife Education to bring conservation (and critters) to the classroom. Students throughout the Flint River District counties have the exciting opportunity to connect with nature and experience wildlife through this educational program. Steve Hein and Scott Courdin from Georgia Southern introduce the students to birds of prey, reptiles, and insects many children (and adults!) do not have the opportunity to see in the wild.
(Not open to the public - for designated schools only)
Producers in the Apalachicola Basin of the Florida Panhandle are eligible to apply for RCPP funds at their local USDA-NRCS Service Centers until December 18, 2015. Conservation practices included in the project target water conservation and water quality.