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Our Mission

To promote the wise use and care of natural resources for the benefit of the citizens of Lexington County

Highlights

Things have been a little hectic as we have tried to manage our in-school programs while also working towards hiring a new Education Program Assistant. Newsletters and FB posts fell by the wayside as we tried to handle everything and we want to thank everyone for their patience during this time.

Part-Time Education Program Assistant

Well it's that time again. We're looking for a conservation minded individual to join our team as our Part-Time Education Program Assistant. This individual would be responsible for planning, conducting and organizing programs with schools and other organizations. If you, or someone you know, might be interested please click the link,  the posting is halfway down the page.

Education/Skills:

 

  • Experience with children’s education, preferably in environmental science education and or naturalist programs

  • Natural Resources, Biology, Education, or Agriculture background

 

  • 2 years Technical or 4 years College degree desired (but not required) in one of the above fields

 

  • Demonstrates proficiency in communication skills and technology.

 

  • Demonstrates ability to be an effective member of a team.

​Duties

  • Learn a variety of established environmental science and naturalist programs and present them to children and adults.

 

  • Plan and organize programs for schools and organizations.

 

  • Schedule program requests in a timely manner and assist teachers in finding programs that suit their needs and standards.

 

  • Occasionally attend trainings for Conservation Districts and other supplemental training.

 

  • Write a monthly education report and coordinate information with District Manager to be presented at monthly Board Meeting.

Backyard Benefits
Rain Barrel Workshop

June 8, 2024

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Our collaboration with Lexington Stormwater Consortium and Lexington Solid Waste Management has been growing rapidly with the second Backyard Benefits event of year hosted at the Batesburg-Leesville Town Hall. Each BB event has a Composting and Rain Barrels 101 lesson along with a special topic and one of LSWCD's main duties during this collaboration is to provide the presentation for that. During the May event we talked about the importance of pollinators and for this event we broke out our tried and true Small Farmers & Backyard Gardeners 101 presentation. 

 

Our friends over at the Saluda Soil & Water Conservation District partnered with us for this event and provided a breakfast of juice, muffins, granola bars, yogurt and fruit. We had 32 attendees and all the barrels for the event were claimed, even the extras! We brought our Pop-up Seed Library along with the hope that the attendees would take the remaining seeds and they didn't disappoint. Overall it was a great event and we are looking forward to the next one.  

EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

For more information please visit our calendar and don't forget to check us out on Facebook.

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We've hosted two seed library events with varying success. We will continue to work towards improving the program.

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