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JSU's Field School Programs Presented with Award

April 13, 2004 --
The Field School programs of Jacksonville State University received national top honors Monday for its partnership building and environmental education programs.

At a luncheon held deep in the Shoal Creek Ranger District of the Talladega National Forest, Alabama Forest Supervisor Steve Rickerson presented awards to JSU and its partners, who include the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, Alabama Geological Survey, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, as well as the Anniston Museum of Natural History.

Also, the U.S. Forest Service's Shoal Creek Ranger District won the National Nature Watch "Exemplary Presentation Award" for having the best Forest Service district presentation for collaborative programming. 

Nature Watch is a partnership program of the U.S. Forest Service that provides nature viewing opportunities, encourages safe and sound viewing ethics and contributes to local economies.

For more information, contact:
-- JSU Field School Director Pete Conroy at 256-782-5697 or 256-282-5784 (cell).
-- District Ranger Earl Stewart at 256-463-2273

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