|This project will be a separate fenced in area (old baseball field) at the school. This area is being designed for children to play, run, jump, and support physical coordination and flexibility and enjoyment. It will accommodate children in grades kindergarten through sixth.|
Jones House remediation
The Jones House had major termite damage. It has been repaired, treated and is now termite free. We have contracted Lewis Pest control to maintain and install permanent Sentricon baiting stations.
Ongoing efforts to secure future funding and maintain upkeep are now in place.
Excel Community Center
The Town of Excel strives to provide a meeting place for ball teams, community functions and family reunions to gather in a safe environment. The Community Center was in desperate need of tables and chairs. with the grant from Ala-Tom RC&D, we purchased 11 tables and 44 chairs.
This project was created to reduce costs associated with marketing and promotional materials by eliminating the need to retain professional photographers and graphic designers for services. This project allowed the Monroeville Monroe County Economic Development Authority to provide photography and design support to other entities working to promote Monroe County.
Due to Covid-19, we had to get creative in ways to use our grant. Our original purpose was to use our funds for educational lessons used in classrooms across Monroe County in grades K4-4th grade. We were not able to enter the schools this year, so we decided to find a way to reach out to students in different ways. After reaching out to teachers we made “kits” throughout the year that went along with conservation lessons. This included: The Lifecycle of a Butterly (227 kits), The Water Cycle(480 kits) and Seeds(262 kits). We also did an Earth Day Giveaway with activity books and other prizes. Our organization also partnered with the Monroe County Forestry Committee in their FAWN program and donated items for the (250) bags that were given out to the 5th grade students in Monroe County. Over Christmas break we hosted an event called “Christmas at the Conservation Center”. We held 3 different classes for ages Kindergarten-6th grade and had lessons on conservation, experiements, played games, made crafts, etc.