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River Alive Cleanup - November 8, 2014

We want to say Thank You to everyone who participated in our Rivers Alive cleanup event on Saturday! Volunteers picked up over 800 lbs of garbage and debris and cleared 8 tires for recycling. Thanks to the Satilla Riverkeeper for coordinating the cleanup with us and providing supplies and bringing volunteers. We also sincerely appreciate Amato Chiropractic Wellness CenterKings Bay CinemasMarket on the Square and Crooked River State Park / St. Mary's, GA for donating prizes for our volunteers. And lastly, we want to give a shout out to Stan from Captain Stan's Smokehouse for the discounted lunch after the event. That being said, with our office nestled in Woodbine, we truly want to make our community, and all of Camden County, a better, happier, safer place to live.

Woodbine

 

 

Simple Gardening Techniques at Crooked River State Park

ANR Agent, Jessica Warren, will be teaching a Simple Gardening class at Crooked River State Park on November 14th at 7 pm. Bring the whole family, event is only $5 for parking.

Crooked River State Park

6222 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway St. Marys, GA 31558

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Rivers Alive Cleanup - September 27, 2014

Thank you to our volunteers who helped to make the Rivers Alive cleanup at Crooked River State Park a success!

RA Group

 

 

 

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

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

Shipping Address

UGA Extension Camden County
1409 Georgia Avenue
Woodbine, GA 31569

Phone & Fax

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

E-mail: uge3039@uga.edu

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