Environment Matters Meet & Learn
Topics & Speakers in April:
• Your UGA Extension County Agent, Tripp Williams, will present “Growing Healthy Vegetation & Meals Indoors.”
• Evans Library expert, Natalie Gibson, will share helpful updates on the wonderful library world we have in our great community.
• Floodplain Specialist, Connie Smith, will share exciting information on recent Floodplain certification achievements for our area & what it means to you.
• Stormwater Compliance’s Environmental Project Specialist, Rachael Osborne, will bring awareness to the subject that PPE has become a new source of pollution in our environment and ways to “Protect Yourself & Protect Our Local Waterways.”
Rachael is our newest Stormwater Compliance team member. We are excited for you to meet her.
The Stormwater Compliance Department’s main mission is to keep our natural water resources healthy & thriving. The first half of the meeting we will go over specific ways that you can help. Our goal is to educate as many people on the fact that storm drains flow straight to natural water resources and our aquatic life. We need everyone to make certain that only clean water and rain goes down the storm drains. Our team is excited to roll out workshop sessions in the near future, partner with citizens that want to help promote environmental stewardship, and partner with the many fantastic county departments that help us share this “Environment Matters” message throughout the year. Together we can make a difference in having a positive impact towards protecting our precious watershed.
The second half of the meeting we will give the floor to UGA Extension County Agent, Tripp Williams. Tripp is an encyclopedia on just about anything that grows. Tripp will be sharing the things he learned recently on growing healthy meals in a self-watering and self-contained growth tower. The lettuce he grew indoors was impressive and fed many during the early months of the pandemic. If you have limited outdoor space or want to try something new & fun, email and let us know you would like to reserve a seat.
Registration is required. Seating is limited. There is no cost to attend. April 29 class is for adults only. In the partnership with UGA on this first kick off meeting we are respectfully relaying the UGA public meeting guidelines that masks are required. At the end of the session you will have time to ask your County Agent questions on your own foliage challenges. Pictures are good to bring if you have a specific plant, shrub, or tree that you are needing his expertise with.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and to reserve a seat.