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The Coosa County Forestry Planning Committee was recently awarded as one of this year’s Outstanding County Natural Resources Councils. Pictured from left are Tom Reichert, Beatrice “Pinky” Reichert, Doug McConnell, Coosa County Extension Coordinator Sharon Haynes, Jack Folmar with Auburn University, and Drew Metzler, regional Extension agent in forestry, wildlife and natural resources. Photo submitted
By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
Coosa County’s Forestry Planning Committee was recently recognized for being an active committee and honored with an award for its achievements.
The committee was selected by the Alabama Natural Resources Council’s, or ANRC’s, Outreach Committee as one of this year’s Outstanding County Natural Resources Councils.
This particular award program was established to help recognize local councils that have furthered the mission of the ANRC, as well as those who have improved forest resources management through exemplary cooperative programs.
The Coosa County Forestry Planning Committee is noted for having sponsored numerous landowner tours and banquets, Adopt-a-School youth forestry programs, Learn ‘ Burn workshops, timber management programs, and more.
Coosa County is fortunate to have such an active Forestry Planning Committee as an asset to the county, and this recent award is one small way of showing appreciation and acknowledging the committee’s efforts. The committee also received a $1,000 honorarium for this recognition.
County Extension Coordinator Sharon Haynes also personally thanked the committee members for all of their hard work “to aid Coosa in having an active Forestry Planning Committee.”