The Giles County SCD is involved in a variety of activities with other agencies and local schools. We assist through technical assistance, cost-share projects, and educational outreach. 

Emergency Watershed Program (EWP) & Giles County Highway Department

The Giles Co. SCD and the Giles Co. Hwy. Department have worked together over the past few years to use USDA-NRCS EWP funds to repair and stabilize many eroding stream banks. These eroding stream banks had the potential to be a hazard to public safety.

Southern Middle TN RC&D Envirothon

Each year the Southern Middle TN RC&D Council sponsors the Envirothon event. Envirothon is a scholarship competition presented by Canon Company. The winning team from each region of the state competes for a chance to go to the national competition. Teams placing in the highest levels at national receive college scholarship funding. The purpose of the event is to bring awareness to high school students interested in the environment while giving them an opportunity to earn scholarship funds.

Ag-in-the-Classroom

The Giles County Farm Bureau organizes the Ag-in-the-Classroom event each year in September. 4th grade students from all over Giles County attend this event held at the Ag Park. Stations are set up with agency demonstrations for students to view and learn about the Agriculture industry. NRCS/SCD and UT/TSU Extension Agency set up an agriculture display to present to the students as one of their tour stops. The FFA students from Giles County High School and Richland High School set up stations to share information on a variety of Agriculture topics. The GCSCD and many other Giles County businesses have become part of the Farm Bureau team that help make this event possible.

Enviroscape®

Enviroscape® is a scaled down model of a watershed that enables students to visually learn about stormwater runoff, water pollution, water quality, watersheds, and personal stewardship through a speaker led presentation. Throughout the year the GCSCD receives request for the demonstration of the Enviroscape® for a variety of events including elementary classroom projects, the local library special interest, Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops, and Arbor Day Appreciation. For more information contact Chip Rose or Carla Potts at (931)363-2675 x3.

4-H

SCD employees volunteer with the UT/TSU Extension Office in support of their 4-H program. 4-H is a community of more than 6.5 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. The four H’s in 4-H stand for: Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.

To learn more about 4-H, visit their website at: http://4-h.org