The Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (GACD) recently held their annual meeting at Lake Lanier Islands in Buford, Georgia. The Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District, comprised of 9 counties in southwest Georgia, received the distinguished honor of being named District of the Year. The District of the Year award was established by GACD in 2001 to recognize the conservation district in Georgia which best plans, implements, and reports a conservation program during the year.
The mission of conservation districts throughout Georgia and across the country is to further the conservation, restoration, and protection of natural resources. The Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District, one of forty districts statewide, is committed to leading conservation efforts on a local and regional scale.