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Organizations Receiving Donated Seeds




Greer Williams and students getting seeds for their greenhouse at Tuscaloosa County High School.

Other schools and organizations receiving donated seeds from Tombigbee RC&D were:

Tuscaloosa County Extension for Tuscaloosa Garden Project

Tuscaloosa Temporary Emergency Services

Aliceville Public Library

Bibb County Career Academy

Randolph Elementary School

Judge Arthur Crawford to donate to several organizations

Akron Boys and Girls Club

Sawyerville Community Enrichment Center

Hale County Extension for community gardens

Moundville Boys and Girls Club and Senior Community Center

Greene County Extension for community gardens

New Horizon Youth

Judge Julia Burke-Spree to donate to several organizations

Pickens County 4-H

Sumter County Extension for community gardens





Tuscaloosa County Press Day

A group of community leaders, legislators and grant recipients met today to commemorate the distribution of over $90,000.00 in RC&D Funds in the Tuscaloosa County area over the past two years.

First row left to right, Bill Neighbors, Noopie Cosby, Frank Hamiter, Collette Ray, Chairman Don Sherrod, Senator Gerald Allen, Representative Kyle South, Susan Wesson, Eliza Sheffield, Amanda Cassity, Farrington Snipes and Denise Shirley

Second row left to right, Brad Lang, Dianne Averett, Lynn Corkren, Bettye Loftin, Erin Wiggins, Commissioner Jerry Tingle, Roy Loftin and Mary Jean Sutton

Third row left to right, Commissioner Mark Nelson, Lou Hansen, Fran Viselli, Brian Dickerson, June Lambert and Wilford Calhoun


Lamar County Press Release

Representative Kyle South, Senator Gerald Allen, Judge Johnny Rogers and Craig Sizemore were joined by other Lamar County stakeholders to commemorate the distribution of over $78,000.00 in RC&D Funds during the past two years to assist schools, public facilities and other worthwhile organizations in Lamar County.

Thanks to Scott’s Miracle Grow in Vance, Alabama!

Mr. Fran Viscelli was one of the lucky recipients of free soil for Jeremiah’s Community Garden in Tuscaloosa, Alabama!

Eagle’s Wings was another organization receiving free soil from Vance.

Thanks to Scott’s Miracle Grown in Vance, Alabama for donating soil and mulch to some of the non-profits and municipalities that Tombigbee RC&D serves. Members of the Sumter County Commission, as well as the recipients listed above were especially thankful for the donation.

Bibb County Press Release

State Legislators, Bibb County stake holders and recipients were on hand at the Brent/Centreville
Library October 25th to acknowledge the receipt of over $50,000 in Tombigbee RC&D funds
by various schools, public parks and other organizations in Bibb County over the past two years.

Back row left to right, Charles Allen, Brian Rushing, Ashton Cottingham, Joe Owings, Jim Martin and Chairman Don Sherrod; middle row left to right, Willie Valentine, Dr. Gwendolyn Valentine, Paula Fancher, Gail Sammons, Senator Cam Ward, Representative April Weaver, Mike Oakley and Cynthia Winegard; front row left to right, Roger Brothers, Myrtle Jones, Elaine Jones, Tracy Griffin and Jennifer Watts.



2017 Grant Winners

The Tombigbee RC&D Council is happy to announce the recently approved projects for our eight-county area for FY2017!
We congratulate the following winners:

Bibb County
Senior Center Computers/Printer  $5,000.00 Woodstock Senior Center
Agriculture Education Equipment  $5,000.00 Bibb County Career Academy
Depot Restoration  $4,500.00 Bibb County Chamber of Commerce
Assisting Moms in Need  $3,750.00 Bibb Co. Pregnancy Resource Center
New Computers for Library  $3,750.00 Woodstock Community Library
Fayette County
Athletic Fencing’  $1,300.00  $2,000.00 Fayette Middle School
Replacing Flooring in Extension Office’  $7,500.00 Fayette County Commission
Window Coverings’  $2,500.00 Berry High School
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day  $4,500.00 Fayette County Commission
Equipment Enhancing’  $4,200.00 Hubbertville
Greene County
Lucas 2 CPR Device’  $12,000.00 Greene County Ambulance Service
Keeping up the Pace’  $10,000.00 James C. Poole Jr. Memorial Library
Hale County
GMS Junior High Basketball Program  $3,000.00 Greensboro Middle School
School Beautification  $2,000.00 Greensboro High School
Improving Students’ Learning Through Archery’  $2,000.00 Moundville Elementary School
“Erosion Control”  $3,000.00 Hale County College and Career Academy
Reading for Points’  $2,000.00 Greensboro Middle School Library
We’re So Smart” $2,333.00 Southern Academy
Tech for Art and Simulated Workplace’  $2,167.00 Hale County College and Career Academy
The GMS Student Government Association and Identi-Kid Program’  $3,500.00 Greensboro Middle School
Simulated Workplace’  $2,000.00 Hale County College and Career Academy
Lamar County
Lamar County 21st Century Health Class’  $10,000.00 Lamar County School of Technology
School Improvement’  $12,000.00 Sulligent Elementary
Pickens County
The 4-H House’  $9,000.00 Gordo Area Community Development Foundation
Youth Development thru Amateur Sports’  $4,370.00 Aliceville Youth Sports Organization
Printers’  $1,260.00 Carrollton Public Library
Walking Trail/Outdoor Class Observation Deck’  $4,370.00 Pickens Academy
Gordo Youth Football League  $3,000.00 Gordo Youth Football League
Sumter County
Super Star Basketball Camp’  $2,000.00 Sumter County Alumni Association
Science Saturdays for Sumter County K12 Students’  $2,000.00 University of West Alabama
Sumter County Recreation Association Park”  $5,000.00 Sumter County Commission
Lighting up the Park’  $3,000.00 City of Livingston
Undergraduate Research Symposium’  $3,000.00 Undergraduate Research Symposium
Fostering Fabulous Learning’  $2,950.00 Sumter Academy
2017 Science Olympiad’  $2,500.00 University of West Alabama
21st Century Learning’  $1,550.00 Sumter Academy
Tuscaloosa County
Jeremiah’s Community Garden  $500.00  $5,300.00 Holy Spirit School
TCHS Greenhouse  $2,000.00 Tuscaloosa County High AgriScience
Hillcrest Agriculture Courses Greenhouse  $4,000.00 Hillcrest High School Agriculture Program
Alabama Heritage Days  $3,500.00 Friends of Historic Northport
Countywide Garden Assistance  $6,700.00 Tuscaloosa County Community Garden
Area Wide
Hagler Volunteer Fire Dept. Fire Truck (New Apparatus)  $10,000.00 Hagler Volunteer Fire Department
Retaining Wall & Storage for LCHS Baseball  $15,000.00 Lamar County Commission

Sumter County Press Release

Legislators, community stakeholders and RC&D personnel were on hand October 4th on the campus of UWA to acknowledge contributions in excess of $47,000 to the communities, schools and other worthy organizations in Sumter County by Tombigbee RC&D.


Left to right back row, Alex Crawford, Eddie Parham, Mayor Walter Porter, Pat Ezell, Chairman Don Sherrod, Dr. Mustafa Morsy, Marcus Campbell & Anthony Eaton. Front row left to right, Willie Lampley, Miki Rutan, Anthony Crear, Micky Smith, Mayor Carrie Fulghum, Senator Bobby Singleton, Elaheh Hesse, Representative A. J. McCampbell, Dr. Linda Forte, Dr. Tina Jones & Allen Tartt.

Special Thanks

Tombigbee Resource Conservation & Development would like to say a special ‘Thank-You’ to all our state legislators for their assistance in making our projects work for the betterment of our people and our communities!

Pickens County Press Release

State legislators and community stake holders were on hand at the Pickens County Extension Office in Carrollton, Alabama on October 4th to acknowledge the contribution of $43,950.00 to communities, schools and organziations in Pickens County over the past two years by Tombigbee RC&D!

pickens-co-group-pictureFront row left to right, Tammy Doughty, Angie Porter, Sue Ellen Gibson, Patti Presley-Fuller, Susan Wesson, Senator Gerald Allen, Dr. Linda Forte, Chairman Don Sherrod. Back row left to right, Terry Williamson and Patricia Tilley