Conservation on the Ground -
Barbour and Bullock Counties
Host a Ground Water Festival
“Water” You Drinking? (What are you
drinking?). Approximately 550 students
from the Barbour and Bullock County School
Systems found out at the first annual
Groundwater Festival held Friday, March
21st, at Wallace Community College in
Eufaula. The students learned where their
drinking water comes from and how to
protect it and keep it clean.
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The Barbour County and Bullock County
NRCS/SWCD staffs teamed up with water
educators and enthusiasts throughout the
area for an exciting and interactive day of
learning. Students rotated between three hands-on activities: Water Cycle Bracelets, The
Edible Aquifer, and Filtration. Four NRCS employees participated as presenters: Ed Holley
and Jimmy Hatcher from Barbour County and Zona Beaty and Roger Hornsby from Bullock
County. SWCD employees participating were Carol Threatt, Barbour County; Donnie Pierce,
Bullock County; and Mary Andrews, Dale County.
Students received instructions on making edible
aquifers, an activity that reinforced the importance
of keeping our drinking water clean.
Both teachers and students
received educational packets. Each
student received a copy