Alabama’s Mountains, Rivers and Valleys Resource Conservation and Development Council recently awarded Urban Regional Extension Specialist Robert Spencer with a 2013 Educator Award in recognition of his outstanding resource conservation and development support, and his tireless efforts organizing small farmer outreach programs.
The ceremony took place October 31 during an annual meeting at the Lake Guntersville State Lodge. The theme for the free-standing award was “Make a splash, not just a drop.”
The Alabama’s Mountains, Rivers and Valleys Resource Conservation and Development Council began operating in the 1960s to address poverty in rural areas and to assist communities in generating sustainable economies from natural resources. While the Council now serves urban areas, the focus continues to be on creating sustainable communities through natural resource conservation, human capacity and community development efforts.
Alabama has nine Resource Conservation and Development Councils. The Mountains, Rivers and Valleys RCD Council works in DeKalb, Cullman, Jackson, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan counties.
Photo cutline: (L-R) Urban Regional Extension Agent Robert Spencer, RC&D Council Chairman Bill Latimer and Mike Roden, executive director, RC&D Council.
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