Local wins Mosley award for environmental effortsPublished 11:57am Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Years of achievement and dedication to the great outdoors recently brought one Tallapoosa County resident the W. Kelly Mosley environmental award.
“This was a complete surprise,” said Jerry Brown, who received the award with his wife Genelle Feb. 24. “I want to thank all the folks that gave so much of their time to help me. This would not have been possible without a lot of support.”
The award is given to recognize achievement for outstanding voluntary effort in forestry, wildlife, fisheries, soil, water, air, wildflowers, non-game wildlife, environmental education, conservation and urban forestry.
The Browns’ farm – 371 acres about three miles north of Hackneyville – has been a showcase of how timber, wildlife and conservation efforts can improve natural resources and provide income as well as aesthetic value to everything humans enjoy about nature and the outdoors.
In addition, Jerry’s contributions toward wildlife and nature include organizing hunter education classes; creating shooting bays, steel targets, spring loaded decoys, sheds and shooting tables; and helping to start a Quality Deer Management Association chapter in the county, serving as the president and making it one of the most active chapters in the sate.
“I am truly grateful,” Jerry said. “I want to thank the selection committee and the Department of Conservation for thinking so highly of me.”
The award includes a certificate of recognition, a cash award and a framed, limited edition reproduction of a forestry/wildlife painting.
To find out more about the award, visit www.aces.edu/forestry/mosley.