University of Illinois Extension is celebrating 100 years of providing educational services to the public.
The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 established the cooperative extension service. U of I Extension continues to provide research-based programming in agriculture and natural resources, community and economic development, and youth development.
Master Gardener and Master Naturalist volunteers in the Madison-Monroe-St. Clair Unit were recently challenged to volunteer 100 hours to mark the anniversary. The volunteers assisted with education, beatification, and stewardship projects at a variety of projects including the Gardens at SIUE, the Edwardsville Watershed Nature Center, the Henry White Experimental Farm, the O’Fallon Community Garden, and Willoughby Heritage Farm.
Listed are local volunteers who achieved the goal of 100 volunteer hours:
- Donna Bardon, Edwardsville
- Bill Eaton, Edwardsville
- Barbara Edmonds, Glen Carbon
- Julie Farris, Glen Carbon
- Elizabeth Frisbie, Dorsey
- Al Funk, Moro
- Sterling Garnto, O’Fallon
- Grace Garin, Glen Carbon
- Kathryne Germscheid, Wood River
- Jim Green, Alton
- John Hoenig, Edwardsville
- Bill Klopfenstein, Edwardsville
- Bill Klunk, Moro
- Duwane Nickle, Moro
- Ellen Nordhauser, Edwardsville
- Nancy Orrill, Godfrey
For information about University of Illinois Extension programs, contact the University of Illinois Extension, Madison-Monroe-St. Clair Unit, at (618) 939-3434 or (618) 344-4230.