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Retiring SWCD administrator plans continued personal conservation efforts

Retiring SWCD administrator plans continued personal conservation efforts

MINNESOTA, Fillmore County SWCD – “I knew I wanted to do something that took me outside. I spent most of my childhood in the creek and the woods, exploring. It was years later that I …

Keokuk County Soil and Water Conservation Poster Contest

Keokuk County Soil and Water Conservation Poster Contest

IOWA, Keokuk County SWCD – Keokuk County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Commissioners are pleased to announce the 2019 conservation poster winners in each division. Fynlie Brooks (Pekin – Division 2); Sahraya Probst (Sigourney …

Broadway students break a sweat to improve water quality

Broadway students break a sweat to improve water quality

WEST VIRGINIA, Shenandoah Valley SWCD – Horticulture students at Broadway High School left the classroom on Tuesday for a hands-on lesson on water conservation which will leave behind a lasting impact in the community. Plants …

Students explore nature first hand during Lakeland Science Day

Students explore nature first hand during Lakeland Science Day

MICHIGAN, Branch County SCD – School may be out for summer in a couple of weeks but it didn’t feel like that on Monday during the Lakeland Elementary Science Day activities as fourth graders  were …

Longmont, Boulder Valley conservation districts continuing legacy of agricultural protection

Longmont, Boulder Valley conservation districts continuing legacy of agricultural protection

COLORADO, Longmont CD, Boulder Valley CD – For 15 years, Nancy McIntyre led the Longmont and Boulder Valley conservation districts, agencies with historic roots that receive little public attention despite their important mission of protecting …

Mancos preschoolers celebrate new garden

Mancos preschoolers celebrate new garden

COLORADO, Mancos CD – Mancos preschool students have a new garden on site. It’s part of the Montezuma School to Farm Project, a nonprofit that offers hands-on gardening classes to students and schools throughout the …

Wasco, Sherman districts win recognition

Wasco, Sherman districts win recognition

OREGON, Wasco SWCD, Sherman SWCD – The Wasco and Sherman Soil and Water Conservation Districts USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service received the District Partnership Award, and Chase Schultz from the Wheeler Soil and Water Conservation …

Louisa County HS Envirothon Team Places First

Louisa County HS Envirothon Team Places First

VIRGINIA, Thomas Jefferson SWCD – The Louisa County High School Envirothon team placed first in the second level of regional competition on April 30. Louisa and Western Albemarle high schools represented the Thomas Jefferson Soil …

Fourth-grade students participate in Ag and Conservation Festival

Fourth-grade students participate in Ag and Conservation Festival

KANSAS, Harvey County CD – Newton fourth-grade students gathered at the Harvey County fairgrounds last week to participate in the annual Agriculture and Conservation Festival put on by the Harvey County Conservation District. Students learned …

Workshop offered on forestry management for bird conservation

Workshop offered on forestry management for bird conservation

MAINE, Waldo County SWCD – Wild bird species of Maine are currently facing many stresses that are causing their populations to decline. Many migratory birds are facing habitat loss in winter habitats and along their …

Conservation initiative aims to assess whole farm needs, solutions

Conservation initiative aims to assess whole farm needs, solutions

MINNESOTA, Brown SWCD – In 2014, after more than 10 inches of rain fell in 48 hours, the bluffs and roads at Brandon Hinderman’s farm sloughed away, compounding an ongoing problem with erosion on his …

Local coastal restoration effort gets national media attention

Local coastal restoration effort gets national media attention

LOUISIANA, St. Mary SWCD – A group of 18 journalists came to St. Mary Parish on April 29 to learn more about local efforts to restore Louisiana’s delicate coastline…Attendees went to the Burns Point boat …

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