TCHS Grant Winners

Education is a critical element of the conservation effort at the local, state and national levels. Educating young people about the benefits of conservation helps to ensure the next generation will be wise stewards of America’s natural resources. The Environmental and Agricultural Education Grant provides funds for educators to implement new lessons, tools, or projects in the classrooms to teach students about agriculture and natural resources. Conservation of natural resources is important for the sustainability of agriculture and our environment. Our local youth have a role to play in conservation efforts that will improve the livelihoods of all Georgians and we thank all of the applicants for participating!

The grant recipients of the Middle South Georgia Soil and Water Conservation District Educational Grant will each receive up to $1000, according to their project, and are as follows:

Tift County High School in Tift County - Teacher Justin Martin: Their project titled, Tift County High School Nature Trail, will be used to create a trail that will feature some of the different species of trees and shrubs that are native to Tift County. They plan to incorporate signage which will identify some of the tree species that are currently on the grounds. They also plan to grow various tree species and plant them along the nature trail to add to the variety of species we already have.

The Middle South Georgia Soil and Water Conservation District is a unit of state government that directs natural resource management programs in Ben Hill, Brooks, Colquitt, Crisp, Irwin, Thomas, Tift, Turner, and Worth Counties. The Conservation District works with farmers, landowners, and with other units of government to educate and actively promote programs and practices that support the conservation, and use and development of soil, water, and related resources. More information can be found at

Pictured from L-R: Ag Instructor Justin Martin, Canton Moore, Zachary Ring, and Karson Ponder