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January 24, 2014

Poster contest promotes Soil Stewardship Week

VALDOSTA — The Alapaha Soil & Water Conservation District is pleased to announce the 2014 Soil Stewardship theme:  “Dig Deeper:  Mysteries in the Soil.”  Soil Stewardship Week will be officially celebrated April 27 to May 4, 2014, and is a fun and educational learning experience for all students.  Soil Stewardship Week helps remind each and every citizen of the power of each person to conserve natural resources and improve our world.

In addition to providing area schools with valuable conservation and natural resource learning materials, the Alapaha Soil and Water Conservation District is offering an Annual Poster Contest for fifth-grade students from counties located in the district.  These include Berrien, Clinch, Cook, Echols, Lanier, and Lowndes counties.  Posters must incorporate the “Dig Deeper:  Mysteries in the Soil” theme.  The deadline for submitting the poster and entry form to your local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office or County District Supervisor is Friday, May 9, 2014.  A first, second, and third place prize will be awarded from each county worth $25, $15, and $10 respectively.

The top winner from each county will go on to District competition.  The District winner will receive a $75 prize and will be entered into the State Competition where it will be judged against other posters from across Georgia.

If you are interested in participating in the Poster Contest and would like to obtain more information, please contact your local Alapaha SWCD Supervisor or you may contact Luke Crosson with the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission at (229) 995-6001 or

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