Each year students in grades 3-8 from Scituate, Foster, Glocester and Western Johnston public schools create posters with a water quality protection theme. The winner for each school wins his/her class a pizza party. Then one winner is chosen from the 3rd-5th grade category, and the 6th-8th grade category. These posters are then submitted to a national contest sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts. Up to 1500 students are eligible to participate in the poster contest.
The 2020 Poster Contest theme was “Watershed Farmers: Growing Healthy Food and Clean Water!” Poster submissions were open to remote submissions and extended the deadline in the midst of COVID-19. With schools and teachers under considerable stress during remote learning, full participation was not expected. The Scituate Reservoir Watershed Education Program was pleased, however, that six out of our usual eleven schools were still able to participate and submit a total of 56 posters for judging. High quality posters that did an excellent job sharing our message reflected the hard work of the students, teachers, and parents and will make an excellent outreach tool to educate the watershed community about the importance of farming.
Resources for livestock farmers include:
• Small Acreage Livestock Farms Best Management Fact Sheets
These Fact Sheets include protecting water, manure management, pasture and Grazing, and a Self Assessment of Water Resources on your farm.
Get assistance with the planning and implementation of a manure management system from USDA-NRCS and the Conservation Districts.