We All Need Trees!
The Flint River Soil & Water Conservation District is pleased to announce the 2016 Soil Stewardship theme: “We All Need Trees”. Soil Stewardship Week will be officially celebrated April 24 to May 1, 2016, and is a fun and educational learning experience for all students! Soil Stewardship Week helps remind each and every citizen of the power of each person to conserve natural resources and improve our world. This year marks the 61st Anniversary of NACD Soil and Water Stewardship Week!
In addition to providing area schools with valuable conservation and natural resource learning materials, the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District is offering an Annual Poster Contest for 5th Grade Students from counties located in the District. These include Baker, Calhoun, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, and Seminole counties. Posters must incorporate the “We All Need Trees” theme. The deadline for submitting the poster and entry form to your local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office or County District Supervisor is Friday, April 1, 2016. A first, second, and third place prize will be awarded from each county worth $50, $30, and $20 respectively.
The top winner from each county will go on to District competition. The District winner will receive a $150 prize and will be entered into the State Competition where it will be judged against other posters from across Georgia.
If you are interested in participating in the Poster Contest and would like to obtain more information, please contact your local Flint River SWCD Supervisor or you may contact Luke Crosson with the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission at (229) 995-6001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Banner photograph courtesy of Steve Golladay