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Friends of NACD District Grant Helps Richland SWCD Launch a Seed Sanctuary and Garner New Public Awareness

By Mary Hannah Lindsay In 2020, the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (RSWCD), located in Columbia, S.C, launched a Seed Sanctuary through the “Re-Seeding Richland” project. The project received funding support from the Friends of NACD District Grants Program. The Seed Sanctuary is a free seed share program. Residents of Richland County request small…… Continue reading →

NACD’s Government Affairs update on President Biden’s EO

By Coleman Garrison Since President Biden was sworn into office on January 20, he has issued a series of executive orders (EO) that pertain to conservation and natural resource protection. On President Biden’s first day in office, he issued an executive order, "Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate…… Continue reading →

NCF #FutureFocused Q&A with Frankie Lineberger

Frankie Lineberger, an Envirothon alumna, works on her husband’s family farm in Gaston County, North Carolina. She and her husband, who is also an Envirothon alumnus, sell most of their crops at their roadside stand. Lineberger first became involved with Envirothon in sixth grade and continued her involvement throughout the rest of her middle- and…… Continue reading →

NCF #FutureFocused Steve Robinson

Steve Robinson, chairman of the National Conservation Foundation (NCF), is a row crop farmer and excavation contractor from Marysville, Ohio. Robinson works closely with the Union Soil and Water Conservation District, serving on its board for over 30 years. His contracting company also builds a lot of the conservation practices drawn up by local soil…… Continue reading →

NCF #FutureFocused – Alyssa D. Hamill

NCF #FutureFocused Q&A with Alyssa D. Hamill Alyssa D. Hamill is the corporate sustainability specialist for Smithfield Foods and is part of their Environmental Affairs Team. In her position, she tracks the company’s progress toward environmental goals and targets. Hamill grew up visiting many national parks, so she has always felt close to environmental conservation.…… Continue reading →

#FutureFocused Q&A with John Redding

John Redding, NACD Past President and National Conservation Foundation (NCF) Treasurer, began his career as an agriculture teacher. In 1978, after nine years, he became a part of his local conservation district’s board. Redding has served in many different capacities for other conservation organizations as well, including the Georgia Association of Conservation Districts and NACD.…… Continue reading →

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