Lexington Soil & Water Conservation District
To promote the wise use and care of natural resources for the benefit of the citizens of Lexington County
May 20, 2023
Once again we got caught in the rain, but it stopped early and kept the rest of our time outside cool and breezy.
Congratulations Alicia Ridder!
River Bluff High School's AP Environmental Science class and teacher Alicia Ridder have accomplished a remarkable feat for the second year in a row by releasing trout into the Lower Saluda River, which they raised in the classroom as part of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Trout in the Classroom (TIC) program.The TIC program allows students to learn about the delicate balance of ecosystems by raising trout from eggs to fingerlings in their classrooms. This hands-on experience helps students understand the importance of clean water, aquatic habitats, and conservation efforts.
Under the guidance of their dedicated teacher Alicia Ridder, the AP Environmental Science class at River Bluff High School worked tirelessly to raise the trout and prepare them for release. After months of hard work, the students released the trout into the Lower Saluda River, where they will continue to grow and thrive.
This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the students and their teachers, who have shown a deep commitment to environmental education and conservation efforts. By participating in the TIC program, these students have gained valuable knowledge and skills that will serve them well in their future careers and personal lives.
The release of the trout into the Lower Saluda River is a proud moment for the River Bluff High School community and a significant contribution to the ongoing efforts to preserve and protect our natural resources. Congratulations to the AP Environmental Science class and Alecia Ridder for their outstanding work and commitment to environmental education.
2023 Annual Banquet
Legislator of the Year
Paula Rawl Calhoon
The Bill Melven Conservationist of the Year
Rain Barrel Workshop
Rain barrels collect rainwater off your roof, and can be used for many outdoor activities like watering your garden, or washing your car and outdoor furniture.
Every gallon of harvested rainwater you use is one less gallon you have to pay for and they can help reduce stormwater pollution.
You are cordially invited to LSWCD's Rain Barrel Workshop
June 29, 2023 @ 9am
Lexington County Public Works,
440 Ball Park Rd, Lexington, SC 29072
Space is limited to the first 20 paid registrants and is $35 with all materials being provided by LSWCD. Light refreshments of coffee and muffins will be also be provided as each registrant constructs their own rain barrel with guided instruction.