|John Creed, Mike Henshaw, Allison Cochran, Kerri Roberts and Andy Baril.|
The Winston County Natural Resources Council met on September 15, 2016, at the U. S. Forest Service in Double Springs. Present were John Creed, Mike Henshaw, Allison Cochran, Kerri Roberts, and Andy Baril. The following topics were discussed:
- FAWN programs on October 13-14. Most of the learning stations have been confirmed, and we have a Skins and Skulls as a spare station. The FAWN walk-thru will be held at 9:00 a.m., on Wednesday, October 12, at Houston Rec Area.
- Firewise Program at Houston Recreation Area.
- Firewise Program at the Black Warrior Work Center.
- Firewise trailer proposal.
- We are tentatively planning on a Camp McDowell Tour for our October council meeting. Camp McDowell has added many facilities and educational programs in the last year, so even if you have been there before you will see new improvements.
- Landowner meeting flyer was mailed to loggers since the program was in Jasper and included 6.0 Professional Logging Manager Points. Andy Baril said well over 110 people were in attendance.
- Game Check programs in Moulton and Double Springs.
- Right Bite Healthy Eating/Diabetic Cooking School in Haleyville beginning September 21.
- Andy gave a report on the Health Action Committee in Jasper. Some of the group's projects include Walking to School programs, Walker County Lake master plan, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, possible conference center at the lake, R. V. Park, and kayak rentals.
- A Bankhead Liaison Panel meeting will be held on Thursday, September 29, at the First National Bank in Double Springs. The recreation committee report and recreation will the focus of this meeting.
- Landowner Tour in Tuscaloosa on November 3.
- Winston County received Outstanding Council of the Year Award.
- September 19 - 26 is Leave No Trace Week. Allison said there would be a Leave No Trace hotspot at Delano Park in Decatur.
- Winston County Smith Lake Advocacy will sponsor a Smith Lake Cleanup on October 6, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Houston Recreation Area.
- Kerri Roberts, 4-H Foundation Regional Extension Agent, introduced herself and said that she would be starting to meet with 4-H Clubs in the schools in October. She will also meet with special interest clubs and community clubs soon.