Georgia High School Team Places in Top 10 in North American Envirothon Competition

Georgia High School Team Places in Top 10 in North American Envirothon Competition

The students representing Georgia attend Vantage Point Education High School, out of the Suwanee area.  This is the second year the VPE Varsity team has represented the state at this event.  Based on high marks in field and written tests, as well as their oral presentation focused on agricultural soil and water conservation stewardship and agrotourism, the team ranked 8th out of 54 teams from all over the U.S., Canada, and China.

GACD Announces Casey Cox as Executive Director

The Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (GACD) is pleased to announce Casey Cox has been named Executive Director.

GACD is a grassroots non-profit organization whose mission is to advocate for the conservation of Georgia’s natural resources by providing organization, leadership and a unified strategic direction to the 40 Soil and Water Conservation Districts of the State.

Casey, from Camilla, Georgia, joins GACD from the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District, where she also serves as Executive Director. Casey will lead GACD’s projects, develop strategic partnerships, and support natural resource conservation efforts by working with local leaders across the state while serving as director for both organizations. 

This marks a new era for GACD. We look forward to building a strong network among our districts and significantly advancing conservation efforts with Casey at the helm.
— Woody Snell, President, GACD

Casey Cox

Executive Director, GACD and Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District

Our relationship with conservation districts spans decades. We are excited to see what this new chapter in our partnership holds and look forward to working with Casey and the GACD leadership to achieve many more decades of success.”
— Terrance O. Rudolph, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist