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  • Title: Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors - Home
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. About Us.. About GACDS.. About Conservation Districts.. Board of Directors Staff.. Partners.. Sponsors.. Contact Us.. News and Events.. Upcoming Events.. Annual Meeting.. Group Meetings.. Local Work Group Meetings.. Supervisor Training.. Current Programs.. Backyard Conservation and Forestry Training.. Demonstration of Innovative Conservation Practices.. Honey and Pollinator Habitat Promotion.. Targeted Outreach in GA s Conservation Districts.. Conservation Education Center.. Education.. Envirothon.. NRC Workshop.. Scholarships.. Stewardship Week Poster Contest.. Past Programs.. Awards.. District of the Year.. Hall of Fame.. Superior Professional Support.. Supervisor of the Year.. Search.. Georgia Association of Conservation District  ...   Supervisors, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to the protection and conservation of our state's natural resources.. Our 370 members volunteer in each of Georgia's 40 soil and water conservation districts to promote conservation, educate citizens about the importance of conservation, and inform policy makers about natural resource issues.. Conservation districts host educational events throughout the year, covering topics such as best management practices for agricultural production, erosion control, water conservation, and improving wildlife habitat.. Find out more about.. upcoming events.. around the state.. © 2010 Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors..

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  • Title: Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors - About GACDS
    Descriptive info: Our mission: To protect, conserve, and enhance Georgia's soil and water resources through the promotion of conservation best management practices.. The Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors (GACDS) has a long history in conservation education and preservation of our state s natural resources.. GACDS, established in 1943 to support the efforts of Georgia s soil and water conservation districts, incorporated as a 501(c)3 in 2000.. GACDS is composed of approximately 370 soil and water conservation district supervisors.. Our members work closely with partners to direct state and federal funding to maximize conservation benefits.. GACDS educates citizens about the importance of wise stewardship by hosting workshops, conducting field days, and distributing resource materials.. The Articles of Incorporation outline the  ...   To promote water quality protection as a goal in all soil and water resource programs.. To promote retention of prime farmland for producing food and fiber.. To encourage the interest and activities of civic and other organizations in soil and water conservation, erosion and sediment control, and water quality protection, inclduing such work along public highways.. To aid in securing and coordinating assistance from all available sources on local, state, and national levels.. To provide aid and guidance in programs for prevention and control of soil erosion and conservation of soil and water resources.. To advise legislative groups at local, state, and national levels on needs for conservation legislation.. To conduct an educational and informational program promoting resource conservation..

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  • Title: Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors - About Conservation Districts
    Descriptive info: Soil and water conservation became a national priority as a result of the Dust Bowl in the 1930's.. Soil scientist Hugh Hammond Bennett led the effort to educate legislators, landowners, and the public about the importance of conservation.. President Franklin Roosevelt recommended to the governors that the states allow landowners to form conservation districts to address the problems caused by erosion..  ...   Georgia.. Districts may be composed of one, two, or multiple counties.. Of the 370 volunteer district supervisors serving statewide, 195 are elected to represent their county and 175 are appointed by the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission.. For more information on individual districts, please visit their websites at:.. Altamaha SWCD.. Cobb County SWCD.. Hall County SWCD.. Towaliga SWCD.. Walton County SWCD..

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  • Title: Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors - Board of Directors & Staff
    Descriptive info: President Danny Hogan,.. Central Georgia SWCD.. Vice President Larry Dillard,.. Pine Mountain SWCD.. Secretary-Treasurer Marty McLendon,.. Flint River SWCD.. NACD Representative Dennis Brown,.. Broad River SWCD.. Group I VP Roger Bowman,.. Catoosa County SWCD.. Group I Alternate VP Jewell Tuck,.. Coosa River SWCD.. Group II VP Kenneth Beasley,.. Upper Chattahoochee River SWCD.. Group II Alternate VP Gene Anderson,.. Group III VP Michael Jones,.. Group III Alternate VP Bill Whitten,.. Upper Ocmulgee River SWCD.. Group IV VP Marty McLendon,.. Group IV Alternate VP Larry Dillard,.. Group V VP Art Rider,.. Brier Creek SWCD.. Group V Alternate VP Travis Cook,..

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  • Title: Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors - Partners
    Descriptive info: GACDS partners with several organizations to maximize the impact of the efforts we dedicate to conservation activities.. Whether we are conducting educational events for the general public, working with agricultural producers to implement conservation practices, or advising developers and municipalities on best management practices, we count on these partners' technical assistance and financial support.. GACDS is closely aligned with the.. Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission.. (GSWCC), since our membership is composed of soil and water conservation district supervisors.. Districts were formed in the late 1930's to protect, improve, and conserve the soil and water resources of the State.. We partner with the Commission on educating supervisors and the public on conservation issues.. The.. National Association of Conservation Districts.. (NACD) offers support in many ways.. NACD develops the educational materials distributed by the districts during Stewardship Week each year.. Regional meetings, the annual meeting, and the summer legislative conference offer continuing education for supervisors and conservation partners.. NACD represents the conservation community on legislative issues and national policy concerning natural resources.. Natural Resources Conservation Service.. (NRCS) is an active  ...   agriculture workshops and equine management courses, are promoted by the districts.. One supervisor from each district serves as a member on his/her local council.. District and council activities are coordinated through that supervisor and the RC D coordinator's attendance at district meetings.. Environmental Protection Division.. (EPD) and GACDS cooperate to protect and improve environmental quality in the state.. Information is shared on environmental laws and enforcement so that supervisors have the knowledge needed to carry out their duties.. Supervisors contributed to EPD's development of the Statewide Comprehensive Water Management Plan through their participation in The Water Council's town hall meetings.. Tennessee Valley Authority.. (TVA) promotes excellence within soil and water conservation districts through the District of the Year award presented at the GACDS Annual Meeting.. Since 2001, TVA has sponsored the $1000 award to recognize the district that best plans, implements, and reports a complete conservation program in a given year.. TVA also works cooperatively with districts in North Georgia to plan and implement best management practices that improve water quality in streams and reservoirs in the Tennessee River Basin..

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  • Title: Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors - Sponsors
    Descriptive info: 2012 GACDS Annual Meeting Exhibitors.. The following sponsors and exhibitors may be reached through the links below.. Bamert Seed Company.. Georgia Natural Resources Conservation Service.. Natural Resources Conservation Workshop..

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  • Title: Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors - Upcoming Events
    Descriptive info: 2012 Upcoming Events.. :.. Spring Team Ag Georgia (TAG) Workshop - May 10 Dillard, Ga FREE Admission.. Download the TAG agenda here.. SE Lake Watershed Management Conference - May 13-15 Columbus, Ga.. Click here for more information.. Natural Resources Conservation Workshop - June 3-7 Tifton, Ga.. Find more  ...   Island, Ga.. www.. georgiayoungfarmers.. org.. Refer here for the November 2011.. GACDS Monthly Report.. and receive news on relevant GACDS issues.. To find out the date and site of your local Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) meeting, please contact your Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission.. Regional Office..

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  • Title: Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors - Annual Meeting
    Descriptive info: 2013 GACDS Annual Meeting.. Sustainability for Georgia s Success.. The GACDS Annual Meeting will be held on January 31.. st.. February 3.. rd.. , 2013 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center located at 800 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30308.. Hotel reservations may be made by calling 1-800-706-2899 or 404-838-2100 and using the group code GACDS.. To make reservations on line click the following link:.. GACDS Annual Meeting - Hotel Reservations.. The group rates for the hotel ends January 4, 2013.. Please fill out your.. Registration Form.. and mail with check payable to GACDS to GACDS, P.. O.. Box 111, Athens, GA 30603.. Please check registration page for important dates concerning deadlines.. Please see the.. Draft Agenda.. for the topics and tour information.. On Thursday, January 31st from 11:30am 1:00pm, GACDS will sponsors a Legislative Meet and Greet Luncheon at the Georgia State Capitol in Room 230.. This is an excellent time  ...   consider making a financial donation or contributing auction items for the auction.. If you have questions about auction items, please contact Roger Bowman at 706-935-5572.. Thank you for your past contributions and fundraising efforts for the education center.. 2012 Annual Meeting.. The 2012 GACDS Annual Meeting was held January 6-8 in Braselton, Georgia at the Chateau Elan Resort and Winery.. This annual event provides attendees the opportunity to receive training, network with fellow conservationists, and engage in discussions with state and national leaders.. If you missed this event, don't worry! Now you can easily view and download presentations from the 2012 GACDS Annual Meeting:.. The Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors: A Look Back at 2011.. Farm Bill 2012.. Georgia's Rural/Urban Land Interface.. Coastal SWCD: Erosion Sedimentation Control - Technical Advisory Program.. Cobb County Soil Water Conservation District.. Oconee River Soil Water Conservation District: 2011 Highlights.. Georgia Soil Water Conservation Commission: 2011 Year in Review..

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  • Title: Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors - Group Meetings
    Descriptive info: Georgia's forty soil and water conservation districts are divided into five groups.. Summer Group Meetings are held to update supervisors on conservation issues and allow Georgia's Conservation Partnership (GACDS, GSWCC, NRCS) to offer feedback on programs.. The GACDS President, GSWCC Executive Director, and NRCS State Conservationist provide reports for each group.. Other  ...   projects in each area.. 2012 Group Meeting dates:.. Group I - August 1.. Burnt Hickory Park, Dallas.. Group II September 5.. th.. Amicalola Falls State Park, Dawsonville.. Group III July 23.. EMC Training Facility, Smarr.. Group IV June 19.. Hooks Hanner Center, Dawson.. Group V June 14.. Captain s Corner Restaurant, Vidalia..

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  • Title: Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors - Local Work Group Meetings
    Descriptive info: Local Work Groups (LWG) are convened by the Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) to make recommendations to the State Conservationist regarding state and local priority natural resource concerns, the selection of conservation practices that address those resource concerns, and the establishment of payment levels.. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) uses the recommendations to develop the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) guidance and operating procedures.. LWG's are composed of SWCD supervisors, agricultural producers, non-industrial private forest landowners, and other professionals representing agricultural and conservation interests  ...   to the.. NRCS contact page.. to get more information on your LWG.. LWG's prioritize conservation practices in six natural resource concerns: energy, forestry, grazing, soil erosion, water conservation, and water quality.. National, state, and local ranking questions determine an applicant's ranking amongst other applicants in the same local work group.. Applicants who agree to implement high priority practices are placed in the high priority ranking and are considered first for funding.. Local Work Groups met in July and August to develop guidance for Fiscal Year 2012..

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  • Title: Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors - Supervisor Training
    Descriptive info: August 17th 18th, 2012 Unicoi State Park.. The 2012 Supervisor Training was held on August 17.. -18.. at the beautiful Unicoi State Park in Helen.. We had an audience of 120 attendees consisting of Natural Resources Conservation Service personnel, Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission personnel and Soil and Water supervisors and their spouses.. The meeting was a time for training on items  ...   topics.. The group wrapped up the meeting with a tour of the Jaemor Farm in Lula.. View the 2012 Supervisor Training PowerPoint presentations below:.. 2012 Farm Bill Update Ga Soil and Water.. 2012 Georgia Conservation Partnership Supervisor Training.. 2012 New Supervisor Breakout.. Jennifer Presentation.. Local Workgroup Process.. One s that Show Up!.. Supervisor Aug.. 2012-V2.. Urban Lands ProgramSupervisor Training.. Watershed Dam Presentation.. pptx..

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