Senator Gerald Allen, along with Collette Ray of Tombigee RC&D, students and representatives of the Tuscaloosa School System and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama were on hand to celebrate the opening of the new playing field at Buhl Elementary School, funded by Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tombigbee RC&D and Tuscaloosa County Commission.
Llakeview VFD in Tuscaloosa was awarded Tombigbee RC&D grant funds to purchase a skid tank and 11HP pump for use in fighting fires not accessible by heavier equipment.
Several Fayette County citizens were on hand for the NRCS Outreach Meeting there July 24th to learn updated information and various funding opportunities for farmers, landowners, etc.
Big Sandy Elementary School in Tuscaloosa County utilized RC&D Community Development funds to develop an age-appropriate playground for students enrolled in the Pre-K Program.
Walker Elementary School in Tuscaloosa County used a Tombigbee RC&D grant to renovate an unattractive area at the school and turn it into a scenic garden area for students to enjoy.
Lamar County High School utilized RC&D funds to replace unsafe, deteriorating bleachers on the softball field with a new aluminum set providing a tremendous asset to the softball program there.
Collette Ray of Tombigbee RC&D conducts an EnviroScape demonstration at the Fayette County Head Start Center to teach young students the importance of protecting our vital supply of clean water.
Emory Chapel Church & Community Center in Pickens County utilized Tombigbee RC&D funds to resurface the church parking lot providing a safer parking area for citizens.
Sulligent HS in Lamar County utilized Tombigbee RC&D funds to purchase chairs and tables for 4 classrooms to replace others showing wear and unsafe for use.
Bibb County Conservation District was awarded a Tombigbee RC&D grant to conduct a four-day workshop geared to help AgriScience teachers prepare students for FFA career development.
Alabama State Representatives, Cam Ward (3rd from left), and April Weaver (speaking), were on hand at the Bibb County Career Academy May 8th, to commemorate the partnership of 5 Alabama RC&D Councils to provide funding to purchase shipping containers to be sent to Honduras for use as mobile classrooms.
Left to right, Representative Kyle South, Kennedy Mayor Jackie Mitchell, Town Clerk Rebecca Akins, Collette Ray, Executive Director, Don Sherrod, Chairman of Tombigbee RC&D, and Senator Gerald Allen were on hand to commemorate the funding of a monument to the old Kennedy High School which was destroyed by fire in 1983.
Hale County Natural Resource Council utilized RC&D funds to sponsor forums and tour of Alabama Treasure Forest. Touring Gordon Fennel’s TREASURE Forest in Leighton in Colbert County was a highlight of the Alabama TREASURE Forest Association annual meeting Oct. 27.
Living River: A Retreat on the Cahaba, Inc. utilized RC&D funds to restabilize an existing eroding, unsafe canoe ramp on the Cahaba with a more stable version giving ease of public access while maintaining a light environmental footprint.
Carrollton Public Library in Pickens County was awarded RC&D funds to purchase computers, toner and software to provide citizen access to online services.
Jeremiah's Garden in Tuscaloosa was awarded RC&D funds to drill a well
outfitted with pump to provide a constant water source for the community
garden which supplies vegetables and fruits to needy families and food banks in the area.