2018-03-07 / Society

Natural resource education brought to area students


Julie Shutters of Golden Triangle creatively explains “watershed.” Julie Shutters of Golden Triangle creatively explains “watershed.” Learning sustainable stewardship of our forests and watersheds was the focus of a recent presentation to 4thgrade students at Seminole County Elementary School.

Staff from Golden Triangle Resource Conservation and Development Council joined Georgia-Pacific’s Peggy Jaye and forester Harold Cooley in an interactive natural resource presentation at the beautiful outdoor education area built about ten years ago by a handful of partners including US Fish & Wildlife Service and The Natural Resource Conservation Service.

The students had the opportunity to learn about the ways community actions and forest harvesting affect the watershed. They learned about the benefits of sustainable forest harvesting and the products made from timber, as well how their own actions can make a difference in preserving clean water.


Peggy Jaye of Georgia-Pacific discusses how paper is made. Peggy Jaye of Georgia-Pacific discusses how paper is made. Similar programs were provided for Early County 4th grade students at the Water Ways Festival at Kolomoki Mounds State Park last fall. A similar event is also planned for Miller County students later this spring.

The presentations highlight both the water conservation work of Golden Triangle RC&D and the sustainable forest products operation of Georgia- Pacific's Cedar Springs facility.

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