EDGEFIELD, S.C. -(Ammoland.com)- The National Wild Turkey Federation celebrated the completion of the “Connecting Forests to the Community” project with its partners by hosting a ribbon cutting on the Outdoor Education Center portion of its 700-acre campus.
Partners on this project include: Sustainable Forestry Initiative, South Carolina Forestry Commission, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Bayer Crop Sciences, Roundstone Seed and Strom Thurmond High School FFA.
“With the help of our dedicated partners, our Outdoor Education Center trail systems, and additional portions of our campus, offer educational signage,” said NWTF CEO Becky Humphries. “Visitors can learn about the diverse habitats we manage at our facilities, discover the wildlife that benefits from our work and also learn about the roles forestry and agriculture industries play in helping to provide a better tomorrow.”
The completion of the $55,000 project provides NWTF members and visitors the chance to engage in a trail system enhanced by interpretive signs and a pollinator area.
The signage promotes active forest management endorsed by the NWTF. The pollinator area, built in conjunction with Strom Thurmond High School FFA students, features a bat house, honey bee hives, a butterfly garden and a self-sustaining organic garden.
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