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Environment Matters Lunch & Learn

Post Date:05/21/2019 8:00 AM

Environment Matters Lunch & Learn

Columbia County Environmental and Stormwater departments along with Georgia Master Naturalist, Margaret Alligood, will host the next Environment Matters Lunch & Learn Wednesday, June 19h from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Columbia County Library, Meeting Room B (7022 Evans Town Center Boulevard, Evans).  
 
Topic in June:  Valuable Time with your UGA Extension County Agent, Tripp Williams and Closing Celebration Recognitions for the 2019 Lunch & Learn Program

We have enjoyed bringing you the 2019 Environment Matters Program.  Thank you for your tremendous support.  You have made the program a pleasure to provide.  As we wind down the 2019 program we would like to take this time to thank the stellar Evans library staff and all the many Teams that have contributed their partnership and time in this program to serve our Citizens with sharing their expertise and many interesting demonstrations. 

To conclude this year’s program we are going to have two different special sessions.  For the third week regular adult lunch & learn June 19th session there will be two incredible speakers.  Our opening “Mystery Guest Speaker” will be Linda Glasscock, Manager of the Animal Services Team.  This team was recently given a standing ovation for being heroes to 40 horses that were in dire need among many other daily heroic accomplishments.   Our motto in our community  is “Please adopt before you shop”  We will share at the meeting what many things this great team does for our area.

We will then give the floor to our main speaker UGA Extension County Agent, Tripp Williams.  Tripp is an encyclopedia on just about anything that grows and we are excited to have this time with him!   Tripp will be sharing details on an interesting August 2019 County pollinator project.    

This final 2019 session will run longer than an hour.  Please feel free to drop in and leave at any time your schedule dictates.  We are a pleasant informal group and realize some are attending during their shorter lunch periods.  If everything goes according to plan 11:30 to noon a new “Mystery Guest” speaker will talk, and then Tripp should start his session about noon.   We have planned this final session to go long.  This should allow time for Tripp to answer questions that you may have about your lawns, soil, vegetation or plants.  

There will be a few light refreshments and door prizes.  Come join us for an upbeat, casual informative meeting and meet some of the County employees that gladly serve your community.

There is no cost to attend.  June 19 class is for adults only.  Please call the library to register 706.863.1946 extension 4 to reserve a seat. Registration is strongly encouraged; however, we certainly welcome walk-ins.

Special Bonus 2nd week of Wednesday June 12th  free family session: To celebrate the 2019 program success and the excitement of summer rolling in, we have added a bonus session for both adults and youth to attend together on the second Wednesday of June at 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.   It is a FUN family H2Olympic session that teaches the importance and properties of water.  It will be held in the same meeting room location. You will be required to register in advance for this.  There are only 10 slots available due to the number of "Olympic medals" and prizes that are awarded to every youth.  Youth needs to be old enough to pour water easily  from one measuring cup to another and be able to understand the concept of measuring how much water was transferred.  Recommendation on age group is 3rd grade level  and older.  Teens are welcome.  
 
To register for H2Olympics please email with the title H2Olympic, please email  Environmental Services.      

You will receive a reply confirming your registration or advising you if the class is full. 

Yearly our public outreach program is primarily based on sharing information on how we all can help prevent pollutants from reaching our precious natural water resources.  When rain hits hard surfaces it picks up pollutants during its journey towards storm drains which lead to rivers.  Grass & plants can reduce water runoff by slowing it down and acting as a filter to absorbing impurities.   We would like your help in spreading this message to both adults and youth by bringing your family or extended family to this special bonus session.  We look forward to meeting these future adults to share ideas and tips on how they can contribute in caring for our planet.  

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