The Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District partnered with the Georgia Southern Center for Wildlife Education again this year to bring conservation (and critters) to the classroom. Students throughout the Flint River District counties had the exciting opportunity to connect with nature and experience wildlife through this educational program. Steve Hein and Scott Courdin from Georgia Southern introduced the students to birds of prey, reptiles, and insects many children (and adults!) do not have the opportunity to see in the wild.
United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack formally announced project selections for the new USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) on Wednesday, January 14. The Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District’s national and state projects are among the final projects selected for funding. The District looks forward to a collaborative effort among the three states of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia to conserve our shared natural resources within the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin for the national RCPP project. The state project will enhance ongoing efforts in the Lower Flint River Basin to optimize irrigation water management and agricultural water conservation.
The Regional Conservation Partnership Program was authorized through the 2014 Farm Bill. The official USDA press release is below: