Flint River Receives District of the Year Award

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. 

We appreciate the recognition of our District’s outstanding conservation efforts. Our impact is strengthened through the teamwork and contributions of many partners.
— Marty McLendon, District Chairman

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.

As a constant leader in conservation, the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District is a very deserving recipient of this award. Their efforts are making lasting impacts to not only Georgia, but also the southeastern region.
— Terrance O. Rudolph, USDA-NRCS State Conservationist for Georgia
Pictured left to right: Woody Snell, Vice-President of GACD; Steve Bailey, Treasurer of Flint River SWCD; Casey Cox, Executive Director of Flint River SWCD; Marty McLendon, Chairman of Flint River SWCD; and Terrance Rudolph, State Conservationist for USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (Georgia). 

Pictured left to right: Woody Snell, Vice-President of GACD; Steve Bailey, Treasurer of Flint River SWCD; Casey Cox, Executive Director of Flint River SWCD; Marty McLendon, Chairman of Flint River SWCD; and Terrance Rudolph, State Conservationist for USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (Georgia).