2016 Lee County Water Festival (Lee 2016): Along with Mid-South RC&D, many other organizations/individuals contributed to the success of the water festival, held at the Beard Eaves Coliseum at Auburn University. Over 1350 students, 20 teachers, and 120 volunteers attended. The focus was on conservation and preservation of natural resources & stewardship ethics to all aspects of surface water, groundwater, wetlands, forestry, and wildlife, including Mini-Filtration system, H20 Cycle bracelet, Edible Aquifer, and a Conservation Educational Magic Show.
Auburn Beautification Council Renovation of Rouse Corley Garden (Lee 2019): Purchased new fencing, plant materials, & concrete benches to renovate the Garden.
Birding Trails Interpretive Panels (Elmore, Lee 2019): Panels were installed in Elmore and Lee Counties to provide a learning interpretive site for visitors’ bird watching.
Connecting People and Food (Lee 2015): To provide information and hands on activities that promote a healthy lifestyle for children and adults.
Elder Abuse and Neglect Awareness Event (Lee 2018): Grant funds used to support Elder Abuse and Neglect Awareness Month Event.
Experiencing History Phase I (Lee 2016): Mid-South RC&D and Lee County Historical Society partnered to complete this project. Educational signage and displays were purchased for a circa 1830 Creek Indian Log Home. The Creek Indian Log Home is located at the Pioneer Park in Loachapoka, Alabama.
Experiencing History Phase I & II (Lee 2016): Preserving history through restoration is part of the Mid-South RC&D Council, Inc. mission and vision. Lee County Historical Society (LCHS) owns and operates the Pioneer Park located in Loachapoka, Alabama. A renovated circa 1830 Creek Indian Log Home had been restored and moved to the park. To complete the project for general public access, needs included signage, displays, and handicap ramps. The Society hosts 12 Second Saturday Events, school field trips and a fall festival annually. Completion of the LCHS project enhanced the opportunities for additional access needs, created and expanded exhibits for educational awareness to the customs and lifestyle of the Creek in a historical museum for school age students and general public.
Heimlich Heroes (Lee 2018): Curriculum materials to train and educate 4-H youth in the Heimlich Maneuver were purchased with grant funds.
Lee County Extension (Lee 2018): Funds supported the purchase of a refrigerator / freezer to accommodate children and adults attending classes, meetings, or other programs.
Lee County Extension (Lee 2018): Purchase a double oven stove to provide diabetic cooking classes in partnership with East Alabama Medical Center.
Lee County Soil Health Workshop (Lee 2018): Purchased soil health test kits, infiltration kits, slake test kits for soil health workshop.
Lee County Water Festival (Lee 2018): Grant funds used to educate 4th graders about the effects of unclean water/water ways including the Amazing Water Planet Magic Show.
Lee County Water Festival (Lee 2015): Festival to educate children on the role of surface and groundwater cycle.
Our Rich History (Lee 2019): Purchased materials for school field trips, music programs, archaeology camp workbooks, and supplies for children who attend on-site Saturday field trips, and a summer archaeology camp.
Storage Shed (Lee 2019): Purchased shed to house all educational items used to teach 4-H clubs in Lee County.
Technology Update Loachapoaka Library (Lee 2015): To purchase ipad airs for Loachapoka Library.
The Lee County Ground Water Festival Magic Show (Lee 2019): Funded the Amazing Water Planet Magic Show to teach 4th graders about the effects of unclean water in our waterways.