Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

August 26, 2013

SCD announces stewardship poster contest


CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland County Soil Conservation District (SCD) will be sponsoring a Soil and Water Stewardship Poster Contest for all students in Cumberland County for kindergarten through 12th grade.

The theme for this year’s contest is “Where Does Your Water Shed?” A watershed is the land that water flows across or under on its way to a stream, river, or lake. The theme encourages citizens, schools and communities to think about how water flows across a watershed and the effects we all have on watersheds.

How we treat our natural resources (soil, water, air plants and animals) influences what happens in our watersheds, good or bad and it is important that we know what we can do to keep our watershed healthy and productive. Through this contest, students can express their ideas about the importance of watersheds through their art.

The grade categories for the contest are K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Winners in the local contest will receive cash prizes and certificates. The first place winners in each category will be entered in the state poster contest, which is sponsored by the Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts (TACD).

The poster contest rules have been distributed to all private and public schools in Cumberland County. However, information and contest rules can also be picked from the SCD Office located at 314 Old Jamestown Highway (next to the U.S. Post Office) or call 931-484-5442, Ext. 3. The local poster contest deadline is October 3, 2013.

For many years we have been fortunate to have at least one winner from Cumberland County in the TACD State Contest and we hope to continue this tradition!

All programs and services of the Cumberland County Soil Conservation District (SCD) are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, or handicap.