The Dale County Soil and Water Conservation District’s mission is to provide service, leadership, and assistance to all citizens for the wise use, conservation, and development of our natural resources. The district assists Dale County’s landowners and agricultural producers with technical and cost share assistance. The district also conducts environmental education outreach with school-aged children as the main target age.
The District received $3,000.00 in education grant funds for its 2022 education projects. The District used this grant to fund the 2022 Stewardship Poster Contest, Educational Coloring Contest, and the 2022 Groundwater Festival. Conservation and environmental education activities were presented to elementary students to raise conservation awareness. Funds were used to buy materials and to provide cash awards Groundwater Fest Logo Contest. Approximately 450 Dale County fourth and fifth grade students attended the annual event.
Other miscellaneous activities included the National Association of Conservation District’s Annual Stewardship Poster Contest with 296 students participating, 470 students in the educational coloring contest, and 300 students in Groundwater Festival logo contest. A total of approximately 1066 students were reached through these activities.