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Towaliga SWCD announces conservation education initiative

The Towaliga Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is offering funding for educators and other public organizations to install raised garden beds on site. This financial and technical assistance opportunity is available to schools, 4-H educators and other educational partners within the Towaliga SWCD service area, including Butts, Fayette, Monroe, Pike, Spalding and Upson counties.

Through this opportunity, educators, individuals and students alike will be able to learn more about soil health, irrigation and fresh food options, all while being involved in their own communities.

Each project application considered is eligible for $650 in project funding, and project sites will be inspected prior to full application review by the Towaliga SWCD Board of Supervisors. These site inspections will occur between Jan. 16 and 30, 2020, A project coordinator/lead should be available for a meeting between these dates.

Paper copies are available at your local county Extension office or interested individuals can contact Towaliga SWCD Program Coordinator Wesley Doyle at for an electronic copy of the application. All applications and required materials must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Jan. 14, 2020. Partially completed applications or those submitted without the requested supporting paperwork will not be considered for funding.