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July Meeting Minutes - 10/24/17
posted by: Lori Cochran

Poster Contest - 3/14/17
posted by: Lori Cochran


The Upper Ohio Conservation District (UOCD) is participating in the Poster Contest sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and the West Virginia Association of Conservation Districts (WVACD.)  The contest is open to all school aged children in the district and prizes will be awarded in each of the following age groups:  Grades K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12.  District winners are eligible to compete in the state contest and state winners will move on to the national contest.

The theme for 2017 is "Healthy Soils are Full of Life." 

  • Judging will be based on conservation message, visual effectiveness, originality, and universal appeal. 
  • Deadline for entry in the UOCD contest is the first Monday in May
  • Poster size for Grades K-6 is a half sheet or 14" x 22".
  • Poster size for Grades 7-12 is a full sheet or 22" x 28".
  • The 2017 Stewardship title, "Healthy Soils are Full of Life," must be on the front of the poster.  No other titles should be used.
  • Any media may be used to create a flat or two dimensional effect (paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, paper, or other materials.)  The back of each poster MUST have the student's name, grade level, teacher's name, and school. 
  • For more information about the UOCD contest, contact our office at 304-758-2512 or email uocd@wvca.us.
  • The entry form is attached.
  •  For schools or classes that have multiple entries, please contact UOCD at 304.758.2512 or email uocd@wvca.us. We will make arrangements to pick them up!


Jr. Conservation Camp - 3/13/17
posted by: Lori Cochran


Junior Conservation Camp, sponsored by the WV Department of Environmental Protection, is held each year at Cedar Lakes in Ripley, WV for five days.   This year’s camp will be held June 19-23, 2017.

The camp is for youth between the ages of 11 and 14 and provides an opportunity for them to become knowledgeable about conservation and the environment. 

In an effort to help promote the camp and conservation among our youth, the Upper Ohio Conservation District will sponsor two students from each county in the district:  Pleasants, Tyler and Wetzel.  Sponsorship will cover the $175 cost of the camp, which includes food and lodging.  Transportation and any other costs will be the responsibility of the parent or guardian. 

If you would like to recommend a student or students to be sponsored, please email uocd@wvca.us by March 31, 2017.  Once all recommendations are received, they will be reviewed by the UOCD Board and campers will be selected.

A copy of the DEP's brochure is attached.

Soil Sample Form - 3/13/17
posted by: Lori Cochran

To make it easier to find the forms you need please see attached a copy of the WVU Soil Testing Form to be wrapped around your sample. Please send 1 cup of soil per sample.

Approved AgEP Applications February 2017 - 3/9/17
posted by: Lori Cochran


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