It’s beginning to look and feel like fall! As usual, we are busy in the Soil & Water world. See below for all the news.

  • Envirothon, North America’s largest environmental science competition, is in full swing! This year’s Area II Envirothon training will be at Graves Mountain Lodge on Saturday November 23, 2019 from 9am-4pm. The price is $20 per person with lunch and $5 without lunch. This training is open to students, coaches, judges & teachers. A flyer can be found here: http://www.culpeperswcd.org/wp-content/uploads/fall-ethon-training-11.23.19.pdf.
  • Deadline Extended! Our soil testing program for lawns has been extended to December 1. Contact me for more info.
  • New resource: macroinvertebrates.org. This is a partnership with the Stroud Center and several universities. It has great keys & posters!
  • Woods and Wildlife returns to the Daniel Technology Center on Saturday February 29, 2020! Last year we had to turn people away! Contact Adam Downing at adowning@vt.edu to get the agenda as soon as it comes out! Last year there was a fantastic presentation on butcher birds/logger head shrikes.
  • If you are a teacher please email me about classroom programs! I have standard aligned programs for grades K-12 and community groups like Scouts.
  • There are several riparian buffer trainings this fall. Check out our calendar here: http://www.culpeperswcd.org/calendarofevents/.
  • Driveway guide: We have reprinted our popular guide! Pick up hard copies at our office as well as local planning and Extension offices or download it here: http://www.culpeperswcd.org/wp-content/uploads/Dirt-and-Gravel-Road-BMP-Guide-Final-January-28-2019.pdf
  • Our Annual Report is on our website. This covers July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Find it here: http://www.culpeperswcd.org/wp-content/uploads/annual-report-2018.2019.pdf.
  • Our latest newsletter is also on the website here: http://www.culpeperswcd.org/wp-content/uploads/culp-swcd-nletter-08.19.pdf.
  • Tree Sale returns for 2020! Click here for a flyer!