University of Georgia
The C3 projects are required to take an innovative approach to “Building Sustainable Communities” and given the success of the Chew Crew and the subsequent Junior Herder project, this year’s proposal from the University of Georgia, to continue the transformation of the Tanyard Creek and Driftmier Woods areas, with partners in the teachers and administrators of Barrow Elementary School, which is part of the Clarke-County School District, is clearly a front-runner in sustainability.
Harnessing these accomplishments, this project will complete the design and fabrication of a mobile shelter/outdoor classroom and engage both UGA students and local elementary school children in the process of learning about, and restoring, the two landscapes. Prescribed grazing is scheduled to begin in Driftmier Woods during Fall 2015. While the stormwater management and other site improvements are scheduled during Spring 2016.