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Annual Photo Contest - 1/24/19
posted by: Canna Steele

CONSERVATION PHOTO CONTEST

Elk Conservation District announces their Annual Conservation Photo Contest for amateur photographers in Braxton, Clay, Nicholas and Webster Counties. The contest is part of the WV Association of Conservation District Supervisors Conservation Photo Contest and the National Association of Conservation Districts Conservation Photo Contest.

There are four main categories for photos:  Conservation Practices, Close-Up Conservation, Conservation in Action, & Conservation across America.  All photos submitted must be taken in West Virginia.

Black & white prints, color prints, color slides and prints from digital photos are all acceptable and will be judged together.  Photos must be 8” x 10”.  Judges prefer that photos not be matted or framed. A completed entry form must accompany each photo.  Entry form is attached.  Note that photos will not be returned.  Photographs will be judged on technical merit, composition and creativity.

ECD contest deadline is June 21, 2019.  To obtain an entry form, or for more information, contact Elk Conservation District Office at 740 Airport Rd., Sutton, WV  26601, call 304-765-2535, email ecd@wvca.us, or see the District’s Facebook page.   Elk CD serves Braxton, Clay, Nicholas and Webster counties.

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Annual Poster Contest - 1/24/19
posted by: Canna Steele

CONSERVATION POSTER CONTEST

The Elk Conservation District invites all school age children to participate in a national conservation poster contest sponsored by the Nation Association of Conservation Districts.  Anyone child who wishes to participate may do so.  All posters must be received by May 1st.

Theme for 2019 is "Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper"

  • Soil is a dirty topic, but everyone needs to learn more about it.
  • Soil is the foundation for many of the items we use in our daily life, such as food, clothing, clean water, homes and more.
  • Healthy soil equals healthy food, which equals a healthy you. Don’t treat your soil like dirt.
  • Recognize that millions of organisms are living in the soil around them.
  • Relate soil organisms to their function within the soil.
  • Appreciate the benefit of soil and soil organisms to humans.
  • Comprehend the factors involved in soil formation

The judging will be based on the entry’s conservation message, visual effectiveness, originality and universal appeal.  All posters created by kindergarten through twelfth graders will be entered in local competition and will be considered.

Grade categories:  K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12.

Poster size for all grades is half sheet or 14” x 22”.

The 2019 Stewardship title "Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper" must be on the front of the poster.  No other title is to be used.

Any media may be used to create a flat or two dimensional effect (paint, crayon, colored pencil, charcoal, paper or other materials).  Back of each poster MUST have student’s name, grade level, teacher’s name and school. Entry form is attached. Entries must be submitted to the Elk Conservation District no later than May 1, 2019 to be eligible.

For more information about the poster contest, contact Elk Conservation District Office at 740 Airport Rd., Sutton, WV  26601, call 304-765-2535, email ecd@wvca.us, or see the District’s Facebook page.   Elk CD serves Braxton, Clay, Nicholas and Webster counties.

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Elk CD Equipment for Rent - 2/9/16
posted by: Canna Steele

The Elk Conservation District offers the following equipment for rent:

2 & 4 Ton Spreaders

No Till Seeder

Weed Wiper & Sprayers

Please contact the ECD office at 304-765-2535 or ecd@wvca.us for additional information.

 




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