A Resource Conservation Workshop is held each summer on the Campus of NC State University in Raleigh. The event is a week of intensive study focusing on the management of natural resources and requires students' participation in a wide range of conservation topics. The Davidson District co-sponsored the workshop with the NC Soil and Water Conservation Commission, NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and the NC Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society of America.
Our District sponsored 4 students to attend the workshop during the week of June 23rd - 28th. Matthew Bruff, a rising junior at Central Middle School; Suzanne Teague, a rising senior at Oak Grove High School; Reagan Dunn, a rising senior at Davidson County Home School; and Isaiah Remole also a rising senior at Davidson County Home School, met with other students from across our state on the campus of NC State University. The participants received guidance from natural resource professionals to win cash awards and scholarship money. Students learned about soil characteristics, soil conservation, wildlife, fisheries management, forest management, air quality, non-agricultural uses for soils, water quality and watershed management.
The students gave a report on their experiences from the workshop at our Annual Awards Banquet. Congratulations to these students for a successful week.
Pictured below are: Isaiah Remole, Chairman Ben Hege, and Matthew Bruff; Reagan Dunn in center wearing light blue shirt; and Suzanne Teague in center wearing dark gray shirt.