The Liberty County School System is proud to announce the recent signing of a partnership with the D.C. Miller Trust, also known locally as Miller’s Pasture, which is located in Liberty County, according to a press release.
According to the agreement, “the Trust property operates as a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation whose primary purpose is the conservation, support, and maintenance of its property as a wildlife preserve and/or bird sanctuary and/or as undisturbed park land or greenspace…for the benefit of specific groups or members of the public.”
In October, members of the Miller’s Pasture Board met with Liberty County School System administrators and staff and entered into a memorandum of agreement to allow agriculture instructors at Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High School to utilize the Trust property for supervised on-site educational instruction and related activities.
Instructional units planned initially for the property include collect seed specimens, identify plants and trees native to Georgia, demonstrate outdoor safety practices, survey wildlife habitats, and conduct a timber inventory.
Members of the Miller Pasture Board include Danny Norman, executive director, Joe Cunningham, Lynn Pace, Tom Ratcliffe, Dave Sapp and Andrew Standard; Ted Vittoria, Jr., serves as Trustee of the D.C. Miller Trust.
According to Dr. Franklin Perry, superintendent of the Liberty County School System, “standards taught through classroom instruction will be expanded and enhanced through the use of this property. By partnering with the Miller Pasture Trust and through first-hand experiences, students will gain knowledge of the history of forestry practices in Georgia as well as an appreciation for it and next steps needed to ensure the legacy of this property for future generations.”