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CCCC Chatham campus receives land conservation grant


PITTSBORO–Central Carolina Community College (CCCC)rn recently received a one-year grant to promote educationrn opportunities in the areas of land conservation and landrn preservation for the general community and elected officialsrn in Chatham County.

rn Support for this project, approximately $40,000, has beenrn provided by the Save Our Undeveloped Lands (SOUL) Fundrn of the Triangle Community Foundation.

rn This grant has provided funding for the position of a part-timern land preservation and conservation coordinator, who willrn work closely with the continuing education and sustainablern programs at CCCC in order to achieve the grant objectives.rn Thomas H. Glendinning has accepted the coordinator position.rn Glendinning is a Chatham County resident, who has yearsrn of experience in the business of farming, waste managementrn and administration.

rn “rn We are pleased that Tom has accepted this new and challengingrn role,” said CCCC continuing education director Sandrarn McMahon.

rn As coordinator, Glendinning’s immediate task willrn be to conduct research and to gather information from relevantrn groups regarding work already underway in these particularrn program areas. He will then work with CCCC in order torn develop responsive educational opportunities related torn land conservation and preservation with a particular focusrn on Chatham County.

rn Glendinning will also help incorporate these educationalrn components into existing sustainable programs at CCCC andrn coordinate quarterly workshops on these topics in orderrn to ensure the longevity of public education on these issues.rn Additionally, he will develop a long-term plan containingrn solid proposals for action. This plan will be designedrn to promote the overall goals of sustainability and landrn preservation.