Palisades Park gets WiFi!

Cawaco RC&D id dedicated to the development and wise use of our Natural Resources. Although many will think that a park getting WiFi is not supporting natural resources, please remember- our focus for the next year is Parks and Rec. And WiFi will benefit the park, as well as the community and visitors. Visitors can now host meetings at the lodges and have internet access,  The park is now able to take internet reservations. And in the event of an emergency, Palisades Park is no longer in the dark.  We want to thank the Legislators for their continued support and interest in their area! We exist to help communities in need, and so do they.  Palisades WIFI Grant

Gerald Arrington

Gerald Arrington is one of Cawaco’s newest Board Members, and manager of Minooka Park, an off-highway vehicle park owned by Chilton County.

Gerald shows off some fish he caught at the park.

Gerald shows off some fish he caught at the park.

When I asked Gerald what his hobbies were, he replied, ” I am interested in boating, golf, fishing, hunting, and watching/attending Auburn football games!”

Gerald first became aware of Cawaco when he applied for- and received- a Cawaco grant for signage, fish feeders, and fishing gear to be used at the eight acre fishing lake at Minooka Park

Gerald tells me he feels strongly about the Cawaco projects that affect the largest number of people in the community, especially young people.  He’s also  interested in projects that preserve the environment and get individuals involved in outdoor activities.

 

Gerald is a native of Chilton County and graduated from Chilton County High School in 1981.  He graduated from Auburn University in 1986 with a degree in Business Administration/Industrial management.  He has a  wife, Kim, and  two sons Mitch age 24 and Will age 20.

We went to have a look at a stream we were instrumental in restoring in Jasper Alabama. Looking beautiful! What once was an eyesore and a flooding hazard has been turned into an asset for the town. Read more here.

TC1

This is a good write up about the race; however, schools from all over the state competed, and all RC&D’s in the state participated by funding a car kit for a school in their area. Cawaco had 3 cars in the race beacuse Cawaco has supported this project since inception. Read more and see pictures and video here:

Electric Car Race at Barber Motorsports Park

On April 26, beginning at 8AM, there will be a household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at McClendon Park at Legion Field. Address: 400 Graymont Ave. West, Birmingham AL

This collection day will assist the public in the responsible disposal of hazardous items such as:

  • Paint
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Electronics
  • Refrigerators
  • Batteries
  • Ammunition
  • Appliances
  • Motor Oil

More information can be found here