The Gulf Coast RC&D Council awarded the Town of Flomaton a $20,000 Community Development grant for the Flomaton Fire Department to purchase new air packs. Pictured left to right: Police Chief Chance Thompson, Kay Wagner, GCRCD Executive Director Charlie Ramsey, GCRCD Project Manager Emily Fayard, Commissioner Scottie Stewart, Commissioner Raymond Wiggins, Senator Greg Albritton, Mayor Dewey Bondurant, Representative Alan Baker, Fireman Jeremy Lee, Volunteer Fireman Jonathan Bondurant, and Fire Chief Steve Stanton.
Native Tree & Shrub Installation
Gulf Coast RC&D Council provided $6,950 to Bryant Career Tech Center to install native trees and shrubs around campus. Bryant Career Tech Center serves 5 area high schools in Mobile County.
Girls Get Outdoors and Go to Camp Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama
By sprucing up and adding some much needed tents to the camp, more girls will be able to attend summer camp and be provided the opportunity to disconnect and get outdoors. In addition, more groups and students from the area will be able to use the property throughout the year.
Baldwin County Historic Driving and Walking Tour App
The Gulf Coast RC&D Council provided $5,000 in grant funds to the Baldwin County Commission for the development of the Baldwin County Historic Walking & Driving Tour App. The app can be downloaded for free on any smartphone. The app is currently being developed into Phase III, adding more of Baldwin County's historic sites to the app.
Baldwin County Tillage Project - Phase 2
The addition of a second no-till drill to the district's inventory provides more opportunities for Baldwin County land owners to participate in conservation tillage; particularly those operators with smaller acreage and a small tractor. More conservation means less soil erosion and a reduction in nutrient and pathogen runoff to surface waters.
Fire Hydrant Expansion Program Phase 2 - White House Fork Volunteer Fire Department
Four additional fire hydrants were placed in underserved areas where six inch or greater water lines exist.
Fitness Equipment for Active Agers on Parkway
Community development project to provide the Parkway Senior Center with fitness equipment for the well-being of the seniors.
Vaughn Community Garden Project
The Gulf Coast RC&D Council believes that community gardens can be beneficial to the health and well-being of local communities. The introduction of a community garden may be able to reduce the impact of food availability and allow residents greater access to nutritious food that is necessary to live a healthy lifestyle. The photos you see are from a plasticulture demonstration. Plasticulture is the use of plastics in crop protection. This method has helped farmers increase production, improve food quality, minimize water consumption and reduce their ecological footprint. We have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Mitch Nye and the Vaughn Community as they work to get their community garden project up and running. Thank you for all of the hard work and time you have put into completing your project! .
MOWA Walking Trail & Park
MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians
The Council and staff at Gulf Coast RC&D are excited to have been a part of the MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians project entitled, "MOWA Walking Trail & Park". Here are a few photos from the ribbon-cutting event. A special thank you goes out to Mrs. Lillie Steiner for her hard work in planning and securing the funding necessary for the completion of this project.
Bryant Oyster Academy
Alma Bryant High School
The curriculum provided to the students who participate in the Bryant Oyster Academy Program will focus on local environmental concerns, the role of the oyster in coastal communities of South Mobile County, as well as an aquaculture component that can serve as a link between students interested in a career in aquaculture and local commercial oyster farms.
Welcoming Winged Wildlife - Creating Habitats for Winged Beneficials at Watershed Acres
All programs and assistance of the Gulf Coast RC&D Council, Inc. are available without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status.
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