FLINT RIVER SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT OFFERING ENVIRONMENTAL & AG EDUCATION GRANTS
The Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), a local agency dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of natural resources, has announced that it will award up to $2,000 available in grant funds through an Environmental & Agricultural Grant for K-12 schools located within the District’s nine counties. The purpose of the grant is to promote conservation education in local schools and provide additional resources for an educator to teach students about agriculture and/or natural resources in a creative way. Potential projects may include but are not limited to field trips, software, lab equipment, outdoor classrooms, and nature trails.
Eligible schools are located within the following counties: Baker, Calhoun, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, and Seminole Counties. The application and additional details regarding grant criteria can be found by visiting www.flintriverswcd.org/conservationeducation. Please direct any questions to email@example.com. The application deadline is January 15, 2016, and awardees will be announced by February.
The Flint River Soil & Water Conservation District was organized on July 22, 1939 following the infamous ‘Dust Bowl’. The goal of Soil and Water Conservation Districts is to assist people and communities in the care of their local natural resources. Conservation Districts offer technical, educational and financial assistance to private land owners. Georgia has 40 soil and water conservation districts and 370 Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors. Some districts include only one county, while other districts include two or more counties within their boundary. Each county in Georgia is represented by at least two district supervisors, one elected for a four-year term and one appointed to a two-year term. If you would like more information about Soil & Water Conservation Districts, please contact Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Regional Representative Luke Crosson at 229-995-6001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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