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 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 …
Playground equipment was purchased and installed in the community. Site location is the Pine Level Recreational Park with outreach opportunity for 20,000 residents.
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.
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 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.
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.
Purchase playground equipment for Union Springs.
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 …
Purchase 8 Self Contained Breathing Apparatus and a Thermal Imaging Camera.
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.
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.
Purchase and install 32 new windows in the Industry Community/ Club Center located in Georgiana.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Purchase an ISG x 380 Handheld Thermal Imaging Camera to locate trapped persons, hot spots in house/building, lost elderly or impaired persons.
Fire department needed an onsite ice machine to provide cold water during extreme heat for fire fighters.
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 …
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.
Purchase a fire hydrant for The Mosses Water and Sewer Board to install.
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.
Purchase computers for the Hayneville/Lowndes County Public Library to benefit patrons completing research, resume building, download of job applications, and other needed areas.
Purchase book bags for At Risk Students to offset “back to school” expenses. 225 students received book bags.
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.
A fire hydrant was purchased and installed to secure the need for protection of residents in the community.
Repair the water pump on the Collirene VFD brush truck, to purchase wildland firefighting equipment and wildland Fire Personal Protection Equipment (turnout gear).
Purchase and installation of new pipes which replaced damaged pipes. The area services over 800 citizens.
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.
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 …
Purchase a portable storage structure and supplies to create the mobile community garden.
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 …
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.
Purchase emergency preparedness survivor kits for at-risk seniors, persons with disabilities & caregivers. Over 500 individuals got kits.
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.
The PHS Track Booster Club is working with the Autauga County BOE to construct a regulation Track & Field behind Prattville High School.
To teach approximately 850-900 4th grad students about the importance of our natural resources and how to conserve and protect them.
To build a lobby in the auditorium and to buy promotional and marketing supplies.
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.
To construct a wiregrass tunnel house kit to increase production capacity.
To purchase an auxiliary 2” water pump to put on the fire truck so fireman can extinguish house fires and brush fires.
To purchase a new backhoe.
To restore the Searcy Schoolhouse to the original and architectural design.
To promote soil conservation and the awareness of the importance of soil in our daily lives.
To purchase a Sammy Soil Costume for educational programs.
To purchase a new 3 door freezer.
To provide 4-6 grade students the opportunity to learn about agriculture.
To provide copies of the newly released interactive DVD “Water to the Sea.”
To distribute brochures highlighting outdoor activities in Elmore County to attract Tourism.
To purchase ipad airs for Loachapoka Library.
To provide information and hands on activities that promote a healthy lifestyle for children and adults.
Festival to educate children on the role of surface and groundwater cycle.
To improve literacy rate by increasing the children and adult services by adding new books and labeling rows of our collection.
To purchase materials for a building.
Re-roof restrooms and country store.
The Lowndesboro Landmarks Foundation, Inc. requests financial assistance to host a symposium on the 150th anniversary of the Wilson Raiders.
Demolition and removal of debris of existing structure to prepare for the construction of the Senior Center Project.
To purchase book bags to low-income students.
To provide solar powered lights on the Civil Rights trail through the rural, impoverished short segments nearby Selma, White Hall, and Montgomery, AL.
To purchase photographs from the Spider Martin Civil Rights Collection to be displayed at the museum.
To create a community garden a community garden.
To help underserved farmers have access to a grain drill.
To provide family advocacy strategies which improve the health and economic well being of limited resource families.
To teach students and adults how to utilize current technology at school, home and the work place.
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.
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 …
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 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 …
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 …
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 …
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. …
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 …
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 …