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)
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 434.766.6761 or John Ignosh email@example.com to discuss your specific needs and complete the program application.
Three teams competed at the Piedmont District’s Local Envirothon Tuesday, March 11. Congratulations Fuqua and Nottoway High School participants!
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.
Students in grades 9-12 that reside in Amelia, Nottoway or Prince Edward County are encouraged to apply to Youth Conservation Camp ans spend a week at Virginia Tech learning about natural resources from conservation specialists. Highlights include hiking the Cascades, visiting Va Tech Ag Farm, canoeing the New River, shock fish and more. We will sponsor two students, covering all expenses. Click here for Camp-Highlights-2014, and here for 2014 Camper Application_VASWCD. Application deadline is April 14, 2014
The Piedmont SWCD has three $1000 scholarships available to students enrolled in or who have applied to a college level curriculum in natural resource conservation and who reside in Amelia, Nottoway or Prince Edward County. Click here for PSWCD scholarship 2014 guidelines and here for ScholarshipApplication2014. One of the winning award applications will be forwarded to compete for an additional $1,000 scholarship through the Virginia Association of Conservation Districts. Application deadline is March 1, 2014. Good luck!
Piedmont SWCD Best Management Practice Conservation Technician Kevin Dunn was honored at the Virginia Association of Conservation District’s annual meeting for 5 years of service. He is pictured above center, at the Graves Mountain Training.with Charlie Wootton, right.