Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (GACD) is pleased to announce the Towaliga Conservation District as the 2019 District of the Year. Towaliga Conservation District proudly serves the counties of Butts, Fayette, Monroe, Pike, Spalding and Upson. The District was recognized at GACD’s Hall of Fame Banquet held January 19 at Lake Lanier Islands Resort.
After coordinating and attending more than a dozen combined field days and outreach events sponsored by partner organizations, the Towaliga Conservation District has proven itself to be a pillar of the community that it has committedly served since the early 1940’s. One of this district’s major field days for the 2018 year featured the highlights of the Farm Bill on the local level. This event was attended by dozens of interested citizens, young farmers and several legislative leaders. After such a successful year, it is evident that this District is committed to spreading the message of conservation and assisting its citizens for generations to come.
The Award was accepted by District Supervisor Tommy Presley on behalf of the Towaliga Conservation District.
Georgia’s 40 Conservation Districts are organized under state law to carry out the State’s conservation programs. The Districts provide information and education to implement practices that decrease soil erosion and protect water resources. Conservation districts are local people solving local problems. Board meetings are held monthly and are open to the public.
Georgia Association of Conservation Districts is a nonprofit whose mission is to advocate for the conservation of Georgia’s natural resources by providing organization, leadership and a unified strategic direction to the Conservation Districts of the State.