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2020 NACD Poster Contest: Where Would We BEE Without Pollinators?

Get your children involved with conservation by having them submit a poster for the annual NACD Poster Contest.  Learning can be fun and what better way to get them interested in a topic than having them use their creativity and imagination to bring their vision of a subject to life.      This year’s theme …

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Call for entries in our 2019 poster contest… Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper!

Soil is a dirty topic, but everyone needs to learn more about it! Soil is the foundation for many of the items we use in our daily life, such as food, clothing, clean water, homes and more. Healthy soil equals healthy food, which equals a healthy you. Don’t treat your soil like dirt! The annual …

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Governor’s 2019 Agricultural and Urban Conservation Award winners honored today

See the original story here. DOVER – The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village was the setting for today’s annual Governor’s Agricultural and Urban Conservation Awards. Governor John Carney, along with DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin, Delaware Association of Conservation Districts President Edwin Alexander, and USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist Kasey Taylor, led a ceremony recognizing …

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Charter School of Wilmington wins championship in 2019 Delaware Envirothon

See the original story here. Charter School of Wilmington Team A is the winner of the 2019 Delaware Envirothon competition held April 11 at Delaware State University’s Outreach and Research Center near Smyrna. This is the school’s 20th win in the event’s 24-year history, including an unbroken winning streak since 2002. Charter School of Wilmington …

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Delaware Envirothon is around the corner!

On April 19th, teams of Delaware high school students will gather for the 2019 Delaware ENVIROTHON. This competition is part of a national program that provides hands-on education for high school students about natural resources, water quality and the environment. Students learn about aquatic ecology, forestry, soils and land use, wildlife, oral presentation skills, and …

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Local Workgroup Meeting in Sussex County Scheduled for February 26

The Sussex Conservation District is having a Local Workgroup Meeting Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the USDA Agricultural Service Center in Georgetown. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss current USDA Farm Bill Programs that are administered through the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). If you would like to attend, please …

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Soil Health Workshop in New Castle County Scheduled for February 28

Don’t miss this Soil Health Workshop, Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the New Castle Conservation District Office located at 2430 Old County Road, Newark DE. This workshop is FREE and will provide Nutrient Management Credits (CEUs) and a light dinner. Call or email Jason Challandes at (302) 388-2241 or …

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