The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program

The purpose of this grant at the Fannie Askew Williams Park was to develop an outdoor education area, install an ecological scenic loop trail with self-guided interpretive panels that list the diverse flora and fauna of the ecosystem, and install native riparian vegetation to control erosion run-off and provide additional wildlife habitats.  Trash and recycle containers were installed to reduce trash and other pollutants from entering the waterways.  Concrete seating in the shape of logs was installed to create a classroom area which is used by local schools, churches and other organizations.  A Rivers Alive cleanup was held at the project site to involve the citizens of the county. 

Partners for this project include: Golden Triangle RC&D, Early County Road Dept., Early County Boy Scouts, NFWF, Southern Company, Early County Elementary, and Early County community at large.