Thanks to Senator Greg Reed, Cawaco heard about the needs of Pleasantfield Volunteer Fire department in Walker County. Pleasantfield is a very rural community in Walker County that has very limited cell phone service which makes the use of cell phones in emergency situations tenuous. Pleasantfield VFD had members who did not have a fire radio and could not receive any emergency call outs in order to respond to emergency calls. While on an emergency fire scene the officer in charge was not able to communicate to members in burning buildings or out of line of sight on scenes. Also the fire fighters need to be able to communicate with scene commanders in order to request equipment needed, or give reports of
conditions while in emergency situations.
After receiving the new equipment, there was a fire within the service area, and a record number of firefighters responded because they had radios. Projects that support First Responders keep communities safer, and keep the first responders safer as well.
Did you know Cawaco donates and delivers hundreds of pounds of vegetable seed throughout the state of Alabama each year? We work with our RC&D partners all over the state to get them to schools and communities. And, with a partnership with the Scott company, we arrange the distribution of free topsoil to gardeners! Is your garden a recipient of this program? If so, make sure to tell us about your success and share with others, so we can continue to receive the support we need to keep this program active!
Check out the statewide garden report for spring 2020 HERE.
If you are not within our service area, find your council here.
Learn more about our seed program by calling Patti Pennington at 205.623.0457 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cawaco Board Members Paul Kennedy and Sheila Baker walked away with two Southeastern Association of RC&D Council awards this week in Asheville NC. Paul Kennedy was accepted into the SE RC&D Hall of Fame and Sheila Baker was deemed Board Member of the Year!
(Pictured: Paul McCaleb accepting Kennedy’s award, and Sheila Baker)
Presentation 2019 Annual ConferenceFinal
Enjoy this presentation that highlights the work being done throughout the state by Resource, Conservation & Development Councils in Alabama.
Strategic Habitat Meeting 2019
Each year, the Alabama Rivers and Streams Network come together to share information and set an area of focus for the upcoming year. It is held in conjunction with the yearly Mollusk/Crayfish meeting.
The 2019 SHU Meeting was held on January 15 in Andalusia Alabama.
Full Presentations are available below:
AmazonSmile donates to Cawaco Resource Conservation And Development Area when you do your holiday shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/63-1027283.
We are proud to sponsor this radio ad that runs in our five counties!
The Alabama Community College System Adult Education programs (Alabama Adult Education) provide free adult literacy, basic skills, English as a Second Language and GED test preparation. The cost of the GED® Test is $120.00. GED® testing vouchers valuing $25.00 per assessment are available for individuals enrolled in the program who meet the minimum qualifications. A maximum voucher of $100.00 is available (per student) and the student will pay $5.00 per assessment.
Alabama Adult Education is offering See it 4 Free, an opportunity to take all 4 GED Ready practice tests free-of-charge. In addition, for a limited time, if you pass the GED Ready practice test, Alabama Adult Education will pay for you to attempt the official GED exam.
A GED graduate is eligible to receive a scholarship for one college credit course of up to 3-credit hours at any public 2-year college in Alabama. Ask the school’s Financial Aid office about this scholarship. Visit www.accs.cc/index.cfm/adult-education for more information or to locate the Alabama Community College in your area.