Three $1000 Conservation Scholarships

The Piedmont Soil and Water Conservation District will award three scholarships of $1,000 to  students who demonstrate an active interest in conservation and are majoring in or show a strong desire to major in a course curriculum related to natural resource conservation or environmental studies. Students must be a resident of Amelia, Nottoway or Prince Edward County.

One award winning application will be forwarded to the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (VASWCD) for an opportunity to be awarded an additional $1,000 scholarship that is given to four statewide winners.

Click on these to find an  Application and  application guidelines .

Applications are due back by Tuesday, March 1, 2016 to:Piedmont Soil and Water Conservation District, 100-B Dominion Drive, Farmville, VA 23901

Contact Amanda at (434) 392-3782 ext. 132 for more information.

Students residing in other counties, please contact your local soil and water conservation district for more information.


Watch our three new videos located on the sidebar:

Rain Garden,

Dominion Envirothon and

Prescribed Burn.

Three $1000 Conservation Education Scholarships now available

We are excited to announce that we are accepting application for three conservation education scholarships.  Click here for all the details Scholarship-Guidelines-Application-2015 (Revised with 2014 Committee Edits)-1 (2)and here for application Scholarship 2015 application.

Conservation Education Scholarships now availalbe

The Piedmont Soil and Water Conservation District desires to encourage Amelia, Nottoway and Prince Edward County students to pursue college level training in technical fields with natural resource conservation and environmental protection and pledges financial support to students majoring in or showing a strong desire to major in a course curriculum related to natural resource conservation and/or environmental studies. See application guidelines and application here Scholarship-Guidelines-Application-2015 (Revised with 2014 Committee Edits)-1 (2)

Scholarship 2015 application

Youth Conservation Camp


Youth Conservation Camp is scheduled for July 12-18 at Virginia Tech. For camp highlights click Camp Highlights 2015

Application deadline is Monday, April, 13, 3015.  2015 Camper Application_DISTRICT

New Piedmont SWCD Conservation Grant

The Piedmont SWCD has just announced their new Conservation Grant that provides financial assistance to teachers and community leaders in implementing an environmental or education project in Amelia, Nottoway or Prince Edward County.  Click  here for copy of ConservationGrant2015application.  Apply today for up to $250 toward your conservation activity.

Poster Contest Winners Announced


Three student’s from Prince Edward County Elementary School took top honors in the District’s Poster Contest: front row left to right, Shayna Back, 1st place, Ti’ Onna Dupuy, 3rd place and Lucas Dudley 2nd place.   All three winning posters will be on display at the Longwood Center For Visual Arts during the Month of June. Congratulations for your excellent artwork.

Energy Audit for Southside Farms

Southside and Southwest Virginia farmers interested in energy efficiency improvements are invited to apply to the Agricultural Energy Efficiency Initiative (AEEI).  At least 60 farmers in the Tobacco Region who are accepted into the AEEI will be allocated a $5,000 energy account that will provide 1)access to and funding for energy audits and renewable feasibility studies and 2) a cost-share program for retrofit and/or renewable systems.  In addition, participants will have opportunities to participate in educational programs on energy efficiency practices and technologies.  Contact Dr. Martha Walker, Community Viability Specialist at or 434.766.6761 or John Ignosh to discuss your specific needs and complete the program application.

Local Envirothon


Three teams competed at the Piedmont District’s Local Envirothon Tuesday, March 11.  Congratulations Fuqua and Nottoway High School participants!

Enviroscape Demonstration


District Manager Deanna Fehrer demonstrated the Enviroscape for 22 participates at Landscape for Life, a program designed to teach sustainability.  The Enviroscape is a model of a watershed that illustrates that what happens on the land affects the quality of our water.  The District’s Enviroscape is available for teachers and other educators to borrow for presentations.

WordPress Themes