In July, Russell and Barbour County 4-H hosted a full day camp to introduce the kayaking program. We had 10 youth participate from both counties. Partnering with the Alabama Game and Fish Department, we started the day with a 2-hour paddle trip from the Lake Eufaula Campground. We came back to a yummy grilled hamburger lunch and healthy dessert and healthy drinks. We had some time after lunch to swim in the campground pool before getting a fishing lesson from our friends at Game & Fish and then heading over to one of the campground’s stocked ponds for some fishing fun. We had a great time and we can’t wait for next summer’s club!
The longleaf pine forest once grew on 90 million acres across the South but today only a small percentage of this imperiled ecosystem remains. The Chattahoochee Fall Line Conservation Partnership (CFLCP) is a cooperative effort between multiple organizations and is focused on the conservation, restoration, and management of longleaf pine in west Georgia and east Alabama. Learn more about our regional work with landowners and communities and how we support range-wide longleaf conservation efforts.
Join LuAnn Craighton, The Nature Conservancy, Outreach Director for the Chattahoochee Fall Line Conservation Partnership for a workshop and dinner to help educate local landowners on these important issues.
Russell County Extension provides fish pond management workshops, timber management workshop and answers landowner questions about wildlife and forestry. For more information, contact Jennifer Davidson, in the Russell County Extension office.
The Alabama Master Naturalist program is a new statewide program whose goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world among Alabama’s citizens and visitors. In addition, the AMN program will also develop a statewide corps of well-informed volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.