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Annual District Programs

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STATE AND AREA WINNERS
2023 Texas Conservation Award Winners

2023 STATE CONSERVATION AWARD WINNERS

  Click on the award category to read about the winner  

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2023 STATE AWARD WINNERS!

Conservation Farmer
Aaron Reeves
Collin County SWCD #535

Outstanding SWCD

Gillespie County SWCD #220

Conservation Rancher
Tretha Caddell
Lamb County SWCD #131

Conservation Teacher
Lynita Foster
Bedias Creek SWCD #428

Wildlife Conservationist
Gary Gardner
Upper Llanos SWCD #225

Friend of Conservation
Keep Big Spring Beautiful
Howard SWCD #243

Junior Essay
Blaine Dahl
Hartley SWCD #152

Senior Essay
Tabor Christanelli
Lower Pease SWCD #162

Poster K-2nd Grade
Isabella Cervantez
West Nueces-Las Moras  SWCD #236

Poster 3rd-6th Grade
Emme Davila
Jackson SWCD #336

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Complete Listing of all Area Winners
Conservation Awards Program

2024 Conservation Awards Program

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Award entries must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2024

The 2024 Conservation Awards packet can also be found online on the TSSWCB website at:   https://www.tsswcb.texas.gov/programs/public-information-and-education/texas-conservation-awards-program

 

"The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) and the Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts (ATSWCD), as directing sponsors of the Texas Conservation Awards Program, are pleased to join the 216 Texas soil and water conservation districts in the quest for 2023 area winners. 

The purpose of the Texas Conservation Awards Program is to acknowledge, recognize and honor those who dedicate themselves and their talents to the conservation and wise use of our renewable natural resources.  The conservation awards program provides competition and incentives to expand and improve conservation efforts, resource development, and increase the wise utilization of our renewable natural resources.  As a result, soil and water conservation districts and both rural and urban citizens of Texas are benefited."  

"MAY THE FOREST BE WITH YOU ALWAYS"
THE 2024 STEWARDSHIP WEEK
AND TEXAS AWARDS CONTEST THEME
The 2024 Texas Awards Conservation Contest theme is NACD's May The Forest Be With You Always.

2024 SOIL AND WATER STEWARDSHIP WEEK

April 28 - May 5, 2024

"MAY THE FOREST BE WITH YOU ALWAYS"

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Texas Soil and Water Stewardship Week will be observed April 28 - May 5, 2024.

 

See the NACD Website/Conservation Education Hub

https://www.nacdnet.org/conservation-education-hub/

to download curriculum and other educational material

for past years' conservation stewardship themes:

 

Healthy Soil: Healthy Life

Pollinator Field Day Guide

Healthy Forests = Healthy Communities

Where Would We Bee Without Pollinators?

Life in the Soil:  Dig Deeper

Watersheds:  Our Water, Our Home

Healthy Soils are Full of Life

Soil Stewardship Week

The Soil and Water Stewardship Week message

is a joint effort of ATSWCD and TSSWCB, in partnership with these

sponsoring ag and conservation agencies

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STEWARDSHIP PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTEST
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FFA LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

SOIL STEWARDSHIP PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTEST

2024 Contest Info Packet

ATSWCD provides scholarships for winners of the Soil Stewardship Public Speaking Contest.
ATSWCD Soil Stewardship Public Speaking Contest provides scholarships.
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WINNERS PUBLIC SPEAKING

2023 FFA LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WINNERS

SOIL STEWARDSHIP PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTEST

State Champion, Katie Turner - Llano FFA

Jeremiah McGee, Second Place - Union Grove FFA

Cason Green, Third Place - Iowa Park FFA

The ATSWCD FFA Stewardship Speaking Contest State Champion is Katie Turner of Llano FFA.

State Champion Katie Turner

LLano FFA

Jeremiah McGee, Union Grove FFA,  is the second place winner in ATSWCD's 2023 Soil Stewardship Public Speaking Contest.

Jeremiah McGee, Second Place

Union Grove FFA

Cason Green, Iowa Park FFA, is the third place winner in ATSWCD's Soil Stewardship Public Speaking Contest.

Cason Green, Third Place

Iowa Park FFA

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