The snow is melting and spring is here! As always, things are hopping at the Culpeper SWCD. Here is a taste:

  • Scholarships Available for Summer Camp: I wish I had the opportunity to go to summer camp when I was growing up in Queens! We have scholarships for Forestry Camp (ages 13-16) and Youth Conservation Camp (high school students). For details visit here: http://www.culpeperswcd.org/summer-camps/.
  • Scholarships for College: Do you know a student majoring in agriculture, environmental science/policy, or anything else related to natural resource management? Scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate studies. Click here for details and an application: http://www.culpeperswcd.org/education-programs/academic-scholarships/.
  • Our 3rd Annual Tree Sale was a Success! We sold out of all 4,000 trees.
  • Our Winter 2018 newsletter is here: http://www.culpeperswcd.org/wp-content/uploads/culp-swcd-nletter-02.18.pdf
  • Have a septic system? Nearly everyone is eligible for a pump out! There aren’t any income requirements, although lower income folks may be eligible for higher cost share rates. For more information:
  • Winter Burn Ban runs from February 15 through April 30! For more information click here: http://dof.virginia.gov/fire/faqs-burning.htm
  • Do you have drainage issues in your yard? Want to change your driveway to porous pavers? Want to reduce your mowing & attract native wildlife? We have a cost share program to help you! Contact Richard Jacobs at richardj@culpeperswcd.org for more information.
  • Drinking Water Testing Clinics: $50 per sample. See article on page 10 of the newsletter here for details: http://www.culpeperswcd.org/wp-content/uploads/culp-swcd-nletter-02.18.pdf
    • Greene, Madison & Orange: Monday May 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm at Madison County HS (To sign up contact Katie Jenkins at 540-948-6881)
    • Culpeper & Rappahannock: October 3 (To sign up contact Becky Sheffield at 540-727-3435 ext. 344.)
  • Lawn Testing Clinics: FREE Lawn soil test & interpretation! All samples will be due August 10 at your local Extension office. See article on page 10 of the newsletter here for details: http://www.culpeperswcd.org/wp-content/uploads/culp-swcd-nletter-02.18.pdf
    • Culpeper: July 30 & August 20 at VFW
    • Greene & Madison: August 3 & August 24 at Hoover Ridge
    • Orange: August 2 & August 23 at the Ag Research station
    • Rappahannock: August 1 & August 22 at Extension office (church next door if necessary)