In 2018, Hall County S&WCD began working with the Redbud Project Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society. Through this union, Hall County S&WCD has participated in native plant rescues, removing native plants from local sites that will be developed, and on July 21, 2018, Hall County S&WCD hosted a Native Medicinal Plant Guided Walk & Seminar at the Linwood Nature Preserve in Hall County.
This year, Hall County S&WCD formed a partnership with HallGROWS as a part of Hall County Farm Bureau, and through this partnership, Hall County S&WCD has been out in school systems teaching on soil and water conservation. In May, Hall County S&WCD went to Sugarhill Elementary to teach third grade students watershed conservation.
In conjunction with the National Association of Conservation Districts’ yearly conservation theme, Hall County S&WCD holds poster contests for elementary school students to learn and participate in various aspects of conservation education, and this year, the theme was watersheds.
Through the partnership formed with Hall County Farm Bureau, Hall County S&WCD assisted in the construction of a garden area at the local J.A. Walters YMCA for summer school and after school programs to utilize.
Every April alongside Hall County Extension, Hall County S&WCD participates in an Ag Awards Breakfast to honor local farmers and partners in agriculture.
In April 2018, Hall County Soil & Water Conservation District Chairman Mike Haynes was inducted into the Hall County Hall of Fame for his contributions in agriculture.
Sponsoring Local Students
Hall County S&WCD agrees to sponsor, at minimum, five high school students from Hall County to attend the Natural Resources Conservation Workshop in Tifton, Georgia each year. In 2018, Hall County S&WCD sponsored two local students to attend 4H Camp during the summer.
The Voice of Conservation in Georgia
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