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CONSERVATION THROUGH EDUCATION
Soil and water are recognized as our basic natural resources. The way we manage these and their products--plants and animals--is important in determining our present and future welfare.
How well we manage our resources does not depend entirely on land owners and operators; we all have a share in conservation.
Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District understands that without the adequate knowledge, these natural resources may quickly diminish. ANNUAL CONTESTS: The annual contests are offered to students that attend an elementary or middle school in Mecklenburg County. The audience for the annual contests is Grades 3-8.Contest Procedure:Contests will be conducted on the District, Area and State levels. District 1st Place Winners will be eligible to enter the Area contests, and the Area 1st Place Winners will be eligible to enter the State contest. Contest Theme:A set of five themes have been selected by the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts' Education Committee and adopted by the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. These themes rotate on a yearly basis.
The approved theme and rotation schedule is as follows: 2017-2018 Water...the Cycle of Life 2018-2019 The Living Soil 2019-2020 Wetlands are Wonderful 2020-2021 We All Live in a Watershed 2021-2022 Soil & Water...Yours for LifeContest Eligibility:NEW - Bookmark Contest - Grades K-3Poster Contest - Grades 3, 4, 5, 6Essay Contest - Grade 6 Public Speaking Contest - Grades 7 and 8Contest Deadline:Friday, January 26, 2018
2017-2018 CONTESTS INFORMATION:Mecklenburg's 2017-2018 Contest Winners: Click on the link for the results 2017-2018 Contest Winners -Award List.pdf
1st Place Winners of the Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation will advance to the Area Level Competition. Area VIII 2017-2018 Contest Winners:Area 8 includes Anson, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly and Union Counties. We are pleased to announce that Mecklenburg had several winners at the Area Level and including a 1st Place Winner that advanced to the State Level Competition! Click on the link for results 2017-2018 Area VIII Contest Winners.pdfThe state of North Carolina has 95 single districts and 1 multi-county district. Results from the State Contest will be posted at the end of April.