Columbia, SC—Rose Tindall, Principal of St. Joseph Catholic School, has been named Richland County’s 2014 Conservation Principal of the Year by the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District. Under Tindall’s leadership, St. Joseph Catholic School has become a Certified SC Green Steps School, establishing and sustaining eight model quality projects to conserve, protect, and restore natural resources. These projects include conserving resources through reduction, reuse, and recycling; protecting air quality; conserving water with rain barrels; composting; preventing litter; gardening and providing wildlife habitat. St. Joseph was named SC Conservation School of the Year in 2012.
Tindall’s “commitment to environmental education has inspired her staff to recycle…and do much more besides,” says Jane Hiller, SC Green Steps School Coordinator and Education Coordinator at Sonoco Recycling.
Each year, the RSWCD recognizes teachers and administrators who have exhibited an outstanding commitment to conservation education. For more information about the award or to nominate someone for recognition in 2015, visit www.rcgov.us/rswcd.
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Conservation Districts are political subdivisions of state government under the local direction of five-member Boards of Commissioners. In South Carolina, Conservation District boundaries conform to County boundaries. The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District promotes the wise planning and use of natural resources for the benefit of the citizens of Richland County.
Richland Soil and Water Conservation District
2020 Hampton Street, Room 3063A
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone (803) 576-2080
Fax (803) 576-2088