Students Recognized in Conservation Contest
Columbia, SC—The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District has named three County winners in the national “Where Does Your Water Shed?” conservation poster contest:
· First Place ($50 prize): Jacintha Ravindran, 5th grade, Pontiac Elementary School
· Second Place ($30 prize): Fiona Aldighieri, 8th grade, Longleaf Middle School
· Third Place ($20 prize): Joseph Ravindran, 2nd grade, Pontiac Elementary School
These students will be recognized by Richland County Council on October 15, 2013.
The conservation poster contest, sponsored annually by the National Association of Conservation Districts, raises awareness about soil and water conservation issues through youth outreach. In this year’s competition, K-12 students were invited to create posters with the title “Where Does Your Water Shed,” telling the story of our watersheds and imparting a conservation message.
The County winners will advance to the State competition, sponsored by the South Carolina Association of Conservation Districts, and State winners will progress to the national competition, sponsored by the National Association. The 2014 contest theme is “Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil,” and information about the contest is available online at http://www.nacdnet.org/education/contests/poster/. The deadline for entries in the County competition will be in spring 2014.
Conservation Districts are political subdivisions of state government under the local direction of five-member Boards of Commissioners. In South Carolina, Conservation District boundaries conform to County boundaries. The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District promotes the wise use and care of natural resources for the benefit of the citizens of Richland County.
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Richland Soil and Water Conservation District
2020 Hampton Street, Room 3063A
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone (803) 576-2080
Fax (803) 576-2088