Tuscaloosa County was well represented at the Annual RC&D Meeting held October 11th, 2017 at the Bobby Miller Activity Center.
Southeastern RC&D Chairman, Craig Sizemore, Tombigbee RC&D Board Member, Dr. Linda Forte, and National RC&D Chairman, William A. Hodge, were among the attendees at the Southeastern RC&D Annual Conference held recently in Birmingham, Alabama.
Mr. Tibor Horvath, Alabama State NRCS Agronomist, CCA,
gave a very informative demonstration at the Southeastern
RC&D Annual Conference on the importance of having healthy
soil and how it conserves valuable rain water in comparison with
Students in Mrs. Corkren’s 2nd grade class at Crestmont Elementary School learned about water pollution today and how easily pollutants can affect our water supply.
Students at Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa County get a taste of honey during a honeybee demonstration by Susan Wesson of Tombigbee RC&D.
Left to right; Tombigbee RC&D Council Member, Anthony Crear, Dr. Mustafa Morsy, Dr. John McCall, Tombigbee RC&D Board Member, Dr. Linda Forte, and Chairman, Don Sherrod shown participating in UWA's Science Saturdays Project which
was awarded $2,000.00 in RC&D funds.
Susan Wesson and Collette Ray of Tombigbee RC&D congratulate Tuscaloosa County area teachers, Lynn Corkren, Amanda Cassidy and Mary Jean Sutton on successful projects over the past year for which
they were awarded Tombigbee RC&D funds.
Alabama State Representative, Ralph Howard, Sumter County Commission Chairman Marcus Campbell and County Engineer and RC&D Council Member Anthony Crear, along with student participants were on hand for the
distribution of 150 basketballs at the Marcus Campbell Future Star Basketball Camp which promotes social wellness, health and empowerment to at-risk youths in a multi-county area surrounding Sumter County.
Susan Wesson conducts a honeybee demonstration at Crestmont Elementary School on May 1st.
Tombigbee RC&D donated funds to the Bama Ballers
Basketball Program in Hale County to purchase basketballs,
miscellaneous basketball equipment and
t-shirts for the team.
The Lamar School of Technology utilized RC&D Funds
to purchase 21st Century equipment and training to
enable the students to pursue a career in the healthcare field.
The Fayette County Commission received RC&D funds
to advertise and conduct a Household Hazardous Waste
Collection Day for citizens to dispose of hazardous materials
in an environmentally acceptable manner.
The Univeristy of West Alabama utilized RC&D Funds to host
the 6th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium for students
engaged in an independent study with a faculty mentor.
Moundville Elementary School was awarded RC&D funds to
hire a certified instructor to teach the safety requirements
as well as the skill of archery to all interested students.
The Hubbertville School in Fayette County was awarded RC&D
funds to update equipment in the Athletic Department.
The Sumter County Commission received RC&D funds to
replace park table and bench combinations with new units
meeting ADA requirements.
The Bibb County Chamber of Commerce was awarded
RC&D funds to stabilize, repair and paint the historic Depot
The Greene County Ambulance Service utilized RC&D
funds to purchase a Lucas 2 CPR Device to perform CPR
for longer periods of time while freeing up techs for other
Tuscaloosa County used RC&D funds to provide garden
assistance to various community gardens within the
Northwest Regional Library in Lamar County used RC&D
funds to purchase more expensive nonfiction versions of
books to be more relevant for students gathering information
for current projects and reports.
"All programs and assistance of the RC&D Council are available without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. RC&D is an equal opportunity provider and employer."
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