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Dawson resident recognized for service to Upper Chattahoochee River Conservation District
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Dawson County resident George Lyons, third from left, poses with a group after being recognized for 10 years of service as district supervisor for the Upper Chattahoochee River Conservation District. - Photo courtesy Georgia Association of Conservation Districts

Dawson County resident George Lyons was recently recognized for 10 years of service as district supervisor for the Upper Chattahoochee River Conservation District.

“Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (GADC) is lucky to have a number of individuals willing to make long-term commitments as district supervisors on the boards of their local conservation districts,” a press release from the GACD reads.

Supervisors were recognized and presented service pins at GADC’s annual meeting lunch held Jan. 19 at Lake Lanier Islands Resort.

Also recognized for 10 years of service as district supervisor of the Upper Chattahoochee River Conservation District was Kenneth Beasley of Lumpkin County, and Dewey Johnson of Jackson County was recognized for 10 years of service to the Oconee River Conservation District.

According to the press release, Georgia’s 40 conservation districts are organized under state law to carry out the state’s conservation programs.

“The districts provide information and education to implement practices that decrease soil erosion and protect water resources,” the release reads.

Board meetings are held monthly and are open to the public.

More information about GACD and conservation districts can be found at www.gacd.us.

Lyons also currently serves on the Dawson County Tree Preservation Committee as well as the Chestatee-Chattahoochee Resource Conservation and Development Council.