The Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (GACD) recently hosted A New Day for Georgia Conservation Districts, bringing together conservation district supervisors, conservation personnel, and conservation partners from across Georgia. The meeting served as both a kickoff meeting for a new initiative led by GACD and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as well as District Supervisor Training.
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.
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.
Executive Director, GACD and Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District