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Natural Resources Conservation Workshop

June 10-14, 2018

Available to Georgia’s Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. (Students who have previously attended the workshop are not eligible)

Workshop focuses on the value, protection, and conservation of Georgia’s wildlife, forestry, soil, and water resources, including conservation in Georgia’s mining industry.

Information about the Program:

  • Camp takes place at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA
  • More than $17,000 in college scholarships will be awarded during the workshop.
  • Features field trips, classroom instruction, and recreational activities.

Early Bird Registration Deadline May 1, 2018.

*Tuition:  $175 prior to May 1st/
$200 after May 1st

All Registrations must be received by June 1!

2018 NRCW Application Process

Step 1:  Complete the online NRCW Student Information.  Be sure to click submit upon completion.

Step 2:  Print and complete the following:

2018 NRCW Required Releases and Medical Information Form


2018 Sponsorship and Payment Information

Special Notes:  The 2018 NRCW Required Releases and Medical Information form must be filled out completely and signed by  parent/guardian prior to submitting it to your local office.  Section A on the 2018 Sponsorship and Payment Information Form must also be completed.

Step 3: Submit these forms to your local USDA NRCS office and/or GACD DPA. Your local contacts will be able to assist you with the necessary signatures and/or sponsorships – Sponsorship to cover the tuition to attend NRCW  may be available through local NRCS office and/or the  Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

Use the following contacts/links to locate your local contact.


Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission
Phone: 706-552-4470

Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Districts
GACD DPA Contact Info 4-10-18

Step 4:  Local NRCS office and/or GACD DPA will complete Section B of the Sponsorship and Payment form.

Step 5:  The completed  “Required Releases, Medical Information, and Transportation Form” and the “Sponsorship and Payment Form” will be returned the following address for processing:

Natural Resources Conservation Workshop
ABAC 8, 2802 Moore Highway
Tifton, GA 31793

Step 6:  ACCEPTANCE INFORMATION- You will receive an Acceptance Email once  all   steps have been completed and your paperwork has been received and processed by the workshop personnel.

Reminder:  In order to receive the Early Bird Registration Fee of $175, all information must be received by the workshop office by May 1, 2018.  Applications submitted after May 1, 2018 must include the $200 registration fee.  All applications must be completed by June 1, 2018 in order to attend the 2018 workshop. NO refunds after June 1st.

Other Helpful Links

Natural Resources Workshop               2018 Flyer               2018 Brochure

If you are planning to ride the District-Sponsored Buses….

NRCW – Bus Ride Information

The Blue Ridge Mountain SWCD and the Limestone Valley SWCD coordinates buses that make various scheduled stops in order to transport workshop attendees to and from the workshop.  The scheduled bus routes and pick-up/drop-off locations for 2018 are listed  below:

In order to secure bus ride to the workshop, please follow the attached link:
2018 Bus Reservations

Be sure to complete your Bus Boarding Pass below:
2018 Bus Boarding Pass
(You must present this pass in order to be allowed to enter the bus.)

For questions on bus routes contact the following:
Blue Ridge Mountain SWCD – Grayson Payne, 706-897-4263
Limestone Valley SWCD – Joan Simmonds, 470-217-2063

You must have your bus boarding card and medical release information in order to ride bus.   Luggage space is limited!

Camp Necessities and Information 2018

Sponsored by:
Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors
Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Society
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

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