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Annual Poster Contest

Entries are being accepted now through October 13 for our 2015 Conservation Poster Contest.  The theme of the 2015 contest is “Local Heroes: Your Hardworking Pollinators”.  To request a presentation on the poster contest theme for your class or group or for more information, call Lindy Durham at 501-5175 or dur24@henrico.us.

Join us for two FREE workshops to learn about this year’s theme with fun activities and get started on your poster.  Bring your favorite markers, paints or crayons in case you need to finish your poster at home.  For the September 18 workshop information and to register, click here.  For the October 2 workshop information and to register, click here.


Our Newsletter

June 2015

June 2015 Newlsetter


2015-16 Meeting Notices

  • July Board Meeting – Thursday, July 16, 3:00 p.m., Henrico Human Services Board Room
  • August Board Meeting – Thursday, August 20, 3:00pm, Henrico Human Service Board Room
  • September Board Meeting – Thursday, September 17, 3:00pm, Henrico Human Service Board Room
  • October Board Meeting – Thursday, October 15, 3:00pm, Henrico Human Service Board Room
  • November Board Meeting – Thursday, November 19, 3:00pm, Henrico Human Service Board Room
  • December Board Meeting – Thursday, December 17, 3:00pm, Henrico Human Service Board Room
  • January Board Meeting – Thursday, January 21, 3:00 p.m., Henrico Human Services Board Room
  • February Board Meeting – Thursday, February 18, 3:00 p.m., Henrico Human Services Board Room
  • March Board Meeting – Thursday, March 17, 3:00 p.m., Henrico Human Services Board Room
  • April Board Meeting – Thursday, April 21, 3:00 p.m., Henrico Human Services Board Room
  • May Board Meeting – Thursday, May 19, 3:00 p.m., Henrico Human Services Board Room
  • June Board Meeting – Thursday, June 16, 3:00 p.m., Henrico Human Services Board Room

 


Living In Your Watershed

Living In Your Watershed is designed especially for 4th grade students.  It explores the importance of Henrico County’s watersheds and how to protect them.  The program includes finding the school’s watershed address and discussing issues that endanger our watersheds.  Each student receives a copy of Living In Your Watershed by Daniel C. Bowman.  Fourth grade science SOL 4.9 is addressed in this program.  For more information on this program or to schedule a session, contact Lindy Durham at dur24@co.henrico.va.us.


I ♥ Soil!

I ♥ SOIL! is designed for 3rd grade students.  It explors the importance of soil to plants and animals– especially humans!  Third grade science SOL 3.7 is addressed in this program.  For more information on this program or to schedule a session, contact Lindy Durham at dur24@co.henrico.va.us .


Who Polluted the River?

This 30-minute program engages students in an interactive story to learn how, as human populations have grown and land uses have changed, many of our rivers have become polluted. While conservation of our natural resources applies to all ages, the Standards of Learning addressed in this program include:  1.8, 3.6, 3.9 and 3.10.  For more information on this program or to schedule a session, contact Lindy Durham at dur24@co.henrico.va.us.


What kind of tree is that?

Learn more about common native trees of Virginia.


Conserving Our Natural Resources Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District is a subdivision of state government responsible under state law for natural resource conservation. We are one of 47 Soil and Water Conservation Districts serving localities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its boundaries are those of Henrico County. The District is governed by a board of directors formed of local citizens who serve without pay. The District works hand-in-hand with state, federal, and county agencies and departments, other conservation organizations, schools, and other community partners to achieve our conservation objectives. Education and Outreach The District offers many educational programs which target a variety of audiences. Henricopolis has placed increasing emphasis on classroom education programs based on the VA Standards of Learning. Resources include activities, games, models, videos, skits, and more. The District also has a variety of resources available to teachers for use in the classroom.

Agriculture ProgramsAgriculture Best Management Practice Cost-Share Program Conservation Planning Assistance Nutrient Management Planning Assistance Conservation Programs Residential Soil Test Program Seedling Giveaway Rain Barrel Program Workshops

Technical Assistance District staff is available to assist homeowners and help them assess the environmental impact of various site-specific problems such as soil erosion, storm-water runoff, or drainage issues. Other Resources The District maintains and updates a large quantity of conservation reference materials, technical sheets, and brochures in the District office. The USDA Soil Survey of Henrico County is available for review in the District office. Various maps pertaining to topography, wetland, and hydrologic information as well as historic aerial photographs are also available for review in the District office. These resources are available to both the public and private sector for review.

What is a Watershed?

Learn about Virginia’s watersheds.


Our Mission, Vision

Our Mission: To educate and guide Henrico citizens in the sustainable use of our natural resources.Our Vision: Clean Waters, Productive Soils.

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