South Carolina Association of Conservation Districts, SCACD, awarded Beaufort Soil & Water Conservation District the Conservation District of the Year Award. The Beaufort Conservation District is one of 46 District in each county of SC that was eligible for the prestigious award. They now have the SCACD Pump Award and Plaque displayed at their office at 817 Paris Avenue in Port Royal and they were also awarded $200. Judges noted that the Beaufort Conservation District was chosen because of its very diverse array of activities with many community partners and working closely with USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, SC Department of Natural Resources, and Together for Beaufort Water Quality Committee.
Pictured are Commissioners Claude McLeod, Denise Parsick, and Luke Inabinett; NRCS District Conservationist Diane Leone; Beaufort County Council Chairman Paul Sommerville, Education Coordinator Pam Floyd, District Manager Shelby Berry and SCACD President Sterling Sadler. Commissioner McLeod was awarded a pin for 25 years of service and Ms. Berry was selected as District Employee of the year, receiving a $100 check and a desk plaque. From left: L. Inabinett, C. McLeod, S. Saddler, P Floyd, S. Berry, P. Sommerville, D. Leone, and D. Parsick.