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Camden County Extension Partners with Crooked River State Park

Please join Camden County Extension as we partner with Crooked River State Park to host a Rivers Alive river clean-up as part of Your States Park Day. Join us for a beautiful day at the park to help protect our community's natural spaces.

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From the Rivers Alive website:

"Rivers Alive is Georgia's annual volunteer waterway cleanup event that targets all waterways in the State including streams, rivers, lakes, beaches, and wetlands. The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness of and involvement in the preservation of Georgia's water resources. Rivers Alive is held annually each fall and is a program of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division Outreach Program."

To join our event, please visit our Facebook events page, or simply show up. We will have a volunteer sign-in and waiver form to fill out at the event. Please consider arriving a few minutes early to fill out this form and to receive your equipment. Thank you.

For more information, call our office at 576-3219 or contact the Park Office at 882-5256.

 

 

AmeriCorps VISTA Joins Camden County ExtensionSarah

VISTA, which stands for Volunteer In Service To America, is a program that was started under the Johnson Administration in 1965. Originally envisioned by President John F. Kennedy, the goal of VISTA was to recruit American citizens as volunteers in their communities to fight a "War on Poverty." In 1993, President Clinton enacted the National Community Service Trust Act and the AmeriCorps was born. Nearly fifty years later, VISTAs serve nationwide on over a thousand different project sites under AmeriCorps, a national network of service programs.

A local project site is the UGA Extension and 4-H Office of Camden County, located in Woodbine, GA. Sarah Newby was sworn in as a VISTA on May 22, 2014 and began her year of service to Camden County the next day. She is originally from Indianapolis, IN and has a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Psychology from Huntington University in Huntington, IN. This is her first VISTA term and she looks forward to getting to know her newfound community and its members, better.

The VISTA program's goal is to combat the poverty cycle, and Sarah plans to tackle issues related to the availability of healthy food options for those in the most need. The Camden County Fresh Foods Initiative, which Sarah will be working on, aims to connect local growers, community gardens and food pantries in the county. The Initiative also aims to work with teachers, parents and volunteers to initiate and support school gardens and Farm to School programs. She will also begin recruiting volunteers for a Rivers Alive Cleanup Day, this fall, and developing advisory boards for the Camden County Extension Agricultural and Natural Resources and 4-H programs.

For more information on AmeriCorps VISTA and/or the projects Sarah is working on, contact the Camden County Extension Office at 576-3219 or email snewby@uga.edu.

 

 

UGA Extension Celebrates 100 Years

Logo for 100 year of cooperative extension celebration

In 2014, we celebrate the Smith-Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension Service, a unique educational partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the nation’s land-grant universities that extends research-based knowledge through a state-by-state network of extension educators. For 100 years, the Smith-Lever Act has stimulated innovative research and vital educational programs for youth and adults through progressive information delivery systems that improved lives and shaped a nation. Join us as we celebrate 100 years of extending knowledge and changing lives. Learn more about extension all over the nation at https://www.facebook.com/Extension100Years.

Mission

Our mission is to extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

All Camden County Extension Office educational programs and services are open to all people regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender or disability.

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Address & Phone

Mailing Address

Camden County Cooperative Extension
P.O. Box 309
Woodbine, GA 31569

Shipping Address

Camden County Cooperative Extension
1409 Georgia Avenue
Woodbine, GA 31569

Phone & Fax

(912) 576-3219
(912) 576-3473- fax

E-mail: uge3039@uga.edu

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