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Importance of Bees

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2016

In school, after school programs, and community events provided youth and adults an educational venue to learn why honeybees are important to humans and the role of bees in agriculture and how to protect bees and other pollinators from ecological threats. Videos, models, handouts, and beekeeper tool …


Autauga County Water Festival 2016

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2016

Autauga County hosted its annual event to teach the importance of conserving and protecting our natural resources-LIKE WATER! Attendance of 850 (Fourth- graders and 130 volunteers with outreach circulation including public, private, and homeschooled children). The highlight of the festival was a mag …


Pine Level Marbury Park Playground

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2016

Playground equipment was purchased and installed in the community. Site location is the Pine Level Recreational Park with outreach opportunity for 20,000 residents.


Chef in the Schools

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2016

Purchase supplies for a healthy cooking class for youth. Students between 4th & 8th grade were introduced to food sanitation, preparation, cooking, decorating, and nutrition through educational activities. Classes included Gingerbread House Decorating, Tasty Roots, and Smoothies.


Friends of the Forest

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2016

Classroom presentation and field day on the importance of forests & wildlife habitats. Over 800 students & 60 volunteers attended the event at Jimmy & Martha Hughes’ TEASRURE Forest property.


Kindles for Kids

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2016

Kindles were purchased for the media center at South Highlands Middle School in Union Springs. Kindles will be used to improve students’ reading comprehension skills, critical thinking skills, and test scores. Kindles will be placed in the library, student population of 600.


TAP Computer Training Center

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2016

Purchase a security system with eight cameras and install steel bars around the safe that stores 33 computers. Over 500 people are serviced in Midway and surrounding communities.


Fitness Fun

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2016

Purchase playground equipment for Union Springs.


Conversion of Storage Area Training/Break Room

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2016

Grant funds provided the Union Springs Fire Department the opportunity to convert a storage room into a training/meeting room and to purchase a television, computer, printer, air conditioner, video camera, and dry erase boards for first responders. They now have a place and the equipment for proper …


Almeria Volunteer Fire Department Equipment Replacement

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2016

Purchase 8 Self Contained Breathing Apparatus and a Thermal Imaging Camera.


Old Time Farm Day

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2016

This outdoor event hosts educational awareness on the importance of pollinators! The theme was Pollinators: Our Hardworking Heroes. Held on two scheduled dates, one day was for KIDS and one day for general public. Total outreach: 500-800 children and 1000-1500 general public.


Healthy Living Families

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2016

Purchased industrial equipment to train youth, grades 9-12, in healthy cooking, food preparation, canning, food preservation, and food safety. Equipment included refrigerator, freezer, and hand mixers.


Industry Community Center

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2016

Purchase and install 32 new windows in the Industry Community/ Club Center located in Georgiana.


Fain Senior Center Renovation

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2016

Purchase and install items for renovation, including ceiling fans, shelving, doors for front entrance, exit door, four internal doors, room petitions, and refinish of floors for entire center.


Funtastic Fort Park and Carrville Skate Park

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2016

Supplies to repair park fence and replace woodchips. Repair of fence provided a safer play area for children. New woodchips added to the visual and environmental presence.


Putting the Pieces Together

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2016

Mid-South partnered with South Central Alabama Development Commission Area on Aging to provide jigsaw puzzles, scrabble, word search books, and bingo games for residents in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and senior centers in Bullock, Butler, Elmore, Lowndes, Montgomery, and Macon Counti …


4-H Bob White Quail Project

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2016

Mid-South RC&D partnered with Alabama Covey Rise Chapter of Quail Forever to fund an incubator, water reserve system for incubator, plastic quail egg trays, signage, and quail eggs. Diminishing Bob White Quail in Alabama has created a need for repopulation and education on conservation of the sp …


Elmore County Volunteer Fire Department Handheld Thermal Imaging Camera

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2016

Purchase an ISG x 380 Handheld Thermal Imaging Camera to locate trapped persons, hot spots in house/building, lost elderly or impaired persons.


Kowaliga Volunteer Fire Department

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2016

Fire department needed an onsite ice machine to provide cold water during extreme heat for fire fighters.


2016 Lee County Water Festival

Project County: Lee | Completed in 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 resourc …


Experiencing History Phase I

Project County: Lee | Completed in 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.


Hydrants in Mosses

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2016

Purchase a fire hydrant for The Mosses Water and Sewer Board to install.


Communications Enhancement Program

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2016

Purchase of 4 mobile radios for the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department to provide communication coverage county-wide for patrol unit and the E-911 Communication center.


Building Resources Through the Library Improvements

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2016

Purchase computers for the Hayneville/Lowndes County Public Library to benefit patrons completing research, resume building, download of job applications, and other needed areas.


Supporting Our Students

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2016

Purchase book bags for At Risk Students to offset “back to school” expenses. 225 students received book bags.


After School/Summer Academic and Enrichment Program

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2016

Purchase three computers, printer, & supplies. STEP (Student Tutoring and Enrichment Program) provides tutoring, homework assistance, computer, and internet use for students performing below grade level focusing on reading & math.


Calhoun Fire Department

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2016

A fire hydrant was purchased and installed to secure the need for protection of residents in the community.


Restoration of Brush Truck in Collirene

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2016

Repair the water pump on the Collirene VFD brush truck, to purchase wildland firefighting equipment and wildland Fire Personal Protection Equipment (turnout gear).


Correcting Drainage Problems

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2016

Purchase and installation of new pipes which replaced damaged pipes. The area services over 800 citizens.


Progressive Ag Safety Day

Project County: Macon | Completed in 2016

Macon County City Park was the outdoor venue for the event. Secure materials to enhance and provide a safe location for the 150 students and 30 volunteers. Checkpoint stations included GEM Safety, Bus Safety, Gun Safety, Drug Safety, Health Safety, Food Safety and Internet Safety.


Tuskegee Women’s Agriculture Project

Project County: Macon | Completed in 2016

Purchase two wheel tractor (BCS 739), a 26” tiller & bedder attachment. The project trains women in farm equipment use, teaches crop production strategies, and develops mentors. Equipment overview, hands on demos & soil management training provided by a BCS Representative & field conserv …


Mobile Community Garden (TULIP)

Project County: Macon | Completed in 2016

Purchase a portable storage structure and supplies to create the mobile community garden.


Project Educate Conservate

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2016

Purchase fish, tents, rods, reels, bait, & tackle for outdoor youth fishing & conservation classes. The annual youth fishing rodeo included a conservation awareness program by “Leave No Trace” trainer Skip Essman. Youth learned to plan fishing outings, proper waste disposal during camping …


Wingard Park in Grady Improvements

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2016

Purchase and install outdoor fitness equipment (leg press, hand cycle machine and chest press machine) for Wingard Park in Grady. Outdoor adult fitness equipment is currently in need for upgrades to promote health awareness for general public.


Emergency Preparedness for Older Individuals & Persons with Disabilities

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2016

Purchase emergency preparedness survivor kits for at-risk seniors, persons with disabilities & caregivers. Over 500 individuals got kits.


Cool Room for the Elderly and Disabled

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2016

Mid-South partnered with South Central Alabama Development Commission-Area on Aging to help sixteen senior citizens in Bullock, Butler, Lowndes, Macon, and Montgomery Counties. Citizens needed fans or air conditioners in their homes due to the extreme heat being experienced this summer in Alabama.


PHS Track & Field Construction

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2015

The PHS Track Booster Club is working with the Autauga County BOE to construct a regulation Track & Field behind Prattville High School.


Autauga County Water Festival

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2015

To teach approximately 850-900 4th grad students about the importance of our natural resources and how to conserve and protect them.


Red Door Theatre Support

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2015

To build a lobby in the auditorium and to buy promotional and marketing supplies.


Spark The Park

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2015

Spark the Park is the Union Springs Recreational Centers initiative focused on equipping one of the city’s parks with the necessary equipment to encourage the community to visit and utilize the park. The plan is to provide a pavilion style sitting area with picnic tables and shrubbery.


Guerryton Community Garden

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2015

To construct a wiregrass tunnel house kit to increase production capacity.


Smuteye Volunteer Fire Department

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2015

To purchase an auxiliary 2” water pump to put on the fire truck so fireman can extinguish house fires and brush fires.


Purchasing a Backhoe

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2015

To purchase a new backhoe.


Preserving Searcy School House

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2015

To restore the Searcy Schoolhouse to the original and architectural design.


Old Time Farm Day-Dig Deeper

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2015

To promote soil conservation and the awareness of the importance of soil in our daily lives.


Sammy Soil Costume

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2015

To purchase a Sammy Soil Costume for educational programs.


Freezer Acquisition

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2015

To purchase a new 3 door freezer.


Kids ‘N Ag

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2015

To provide 4-6 grade students the opportunity to learn about agriculture.


Waters to the Sea: Discovering AL

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2015

To provide copies of the newly released interactive DVD “Water to the Sea.”


Leadership Elmore

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2015

To distribute brochures highlighting outdoor activities in Elmore County to attract Tourism.


Technology Update Loachapoaka Library

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2015

To purchase ipad airs for Loachapoka Library.


Connecting People and Food

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2015

To provide information and hands on activities that promote a healthy lifestyle for children and adults.


Lee County Water Festival

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2015

Festival to educate children on the role of surface and groundwater cycle.


Building Resources Through Library Improvement

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2015

To improve literacy rate by increasing the children and adult services by adding new books and labeling rows of our collection.


Lowndesboro Volunteer Fire Department

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2015

To purchase materials for a building.


Calico Fort

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2015

Re-roof restrooms and country store.


Civil War Lecture Symposium

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2015

The Lowndesboro Landmarks Foundation, Inc. requests financial assistance to host a symposium on the 150th anniversary of the Wilson Raiders.


Senior Center Project

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2015

Demolition and removal of debris of existing structure to prepare for the construction of the Senior Center Project.


Supporting Our Students

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2015

To purchase book bags to low-income students.


Lighting the Path of the Trail

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2015

To provide solar powered lights on the Civil Rights trail through the rural, impoverished short segments nearby Selma, White Hall, and Montgomery, AL.


Campsite 4 Experience

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2015

To purchase photographs from the Spider Martin Civil Rights Collection to be displayed at the museum.


Seeds of Plenty Community Garden

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2015

To create a community garden a community garden.


Grain Drill for Montgomery County Underserved Farmers

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2015

To help underserved farmers have access to a grain drill.


Family, Food & Fortitude

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2015

To provide family advocacy strategies which improve the health and economic well being of limited resource families.


Technology Talk

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2015

To teach students and adults how to utilize current technology at school, home and the work place.


Urban Sprawl Meets Wildlife

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2015

To develop a signature “spotlight” program entitled “Urban Wildlife 101” that will couple notable wildlife curriculum with a hands-on Urban Wildlife Educational Resource Kit to be used in Autauga, Elmore, & Montgomery Counties.


Protect-Educate-Conservate

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2016

June is a month that “lures” many to the great outdoors, especially for Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department.   Kicking off their annual fishing rodeo with over 300 youth in attendance, ponds had been stocked with 1600 pounds of catfish!   Grant also supported the development and hosting of a prem …


Restoration of Lowndes County Brush Truck

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2016

Collierene Volunteer Fire Department’s mission is “to suppress fires; to save lives; and to protect property.” Our council supported their mission of service with a grant for the Restoration of Brush Truck and Wildland Equipment and Turn out Gear. Mid-South RC&D was there!


Macon County Safety Day

Project County: Macon | Completed in 2016

Macon County City Park was the location site for Progressive Ag Safety Day event 11 May 2016. The Safety Day included eight outdoor education stations-Internet Safety, Bus Safety, Firearm Safety, Drug Safety, Health Rock and Food Safety. What a great day for180 students and 30 volunteers sharing and …


Old Time Farm Day- October 2016

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2016

It’s a Family Affair! Greenville, Alabama was the location for Butler County’s Annual Old Time Farm Day. The two day weekend event features a Kid’s Day on Friday and general public on Saturday.   Butler County Soil and Water Conservation District set up a booth. This year’s theme was POLLINATORS – O …


4-H Bob White Quail Project

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2016

Mid-South RC&D Council, Inc. partnered with Alabama Covey Rise Chapter of Quail Forever in support of the pilot grant program – 4-H Bob White Quail Project. Incubator, water reserve system for incubator, plastic quail egg trays, signage and quail eggs were budget items requested. Diminishing Bob …


Experiencing History Phase I & II

Project County: Lee | Completed in 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. …


Union Springs Volunteer Fire Department Training Room

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2016

When the siren sounds, we are there. The Union Springs Volunteer Fire Department has dual responsibility to their citizens in Union Springs and areas of their community-protection from fire and operates the Bullock County Rescue service which handles automobile accidents involving entrapment. Limite …


Autauga County Friends of the Forest

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2016

The Friends of the Forest (FOTF) is an educational program designed to teach the importance of private forest land and private forest landowners regarding multiple use management of our forests’ natural resources. The 10th Annual FOTF event was held on the property of private landowner in Autauga Co …