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Annual Conservation Poster Contest

Attention Wasco County Students K-12!

A graphic with trees, stars, and the text "May the forest be with you always" for a conservation event.

Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District is excited to announce the 2024 Stewardship Poster Contest!  This year, the stewardship theme is focused on watersheds and the theme of “May the Forest Be with You Always”.

The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) hosts an annual poster contest that focuses on a different conservation topic each year. The Wasco County SWCD introduces the conservation topic and poster contest to all the local students each year to engage and educate students on the importance of soil and water conservation. The conservation topic for 2024 is "May the Forest Be with You Always".

The Poster Contest is open to all students, grades K-12. Cash Prizes are awarded to the winner of each grade category, with a chance to go on to the State and National contests!  The deadline to submit entries for this year’s Poster Contest is May 17th.  

The Poster Contest is held every year in conjunction with Stewardship Week.  NACD Stewardship Week is one of the largest national programs to promote natural resource conservation. Celebrated annually since 1955 between the last Sunday in April and the first Sunday in May, NACD Stewardship Week reminds us of our individual responsibilities to care for natural resources.  During Stewardship Week, local conservation districts and their state associations educate the public on the importance of soil health, water quality, pollinator habitat and other conservation topics. The NACD 69th Stewardship Week will be April 28-May 5. Students must submit their posters to the Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District by May 17th.

Please contact the Conservation Office at 541-296-6178 ext 3, or email Samantha Filbin at or Karen Lamson at for more information, contest details, and education materials.

Free Stewardship Education Materials are available to Wasco County teachers and students!  Order Education Materials from Wasco County SWCD by April 19th.  See below for entry forms and other information:

2024_2Poster Contest ENTRY FORM.pdf2024_2Poster Contest INSTRUCTIONS.pdfNACD_New to 2024 Poster Contest_Empowering all Voices.pdfNACD_Stewardship Week 2024_background.pdf2024_1Stewardship Week Ed Materials ORDER FORM.pdf2024_1Stewardship Week ANNOUNCEMENT.pdf


Educational materials, including a lesson plan guide, activity pages, stewardship materials, and poster contests for 2024.