For more information contact our Education Coordinator, Mariya Hudick, at or (540) 656-2401.

The 2018 Poster Contest
Now open to all K-12 students!

Theme: “Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home”
2018 Rules and Entry Form*
Helpful resources about watersheds
NACD PowerPoint presentation about 2018 Poster Contest

The annual Conservation Poster Contest provides K-12 students an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water and related natural resource issues through art. It also highlights the educational outreach efforts of conservation districts and their state conservation associations, auxiliaries and agencies. The poster contest theme follows the annual National Association of Conservation Districts’ Stewardship theme.

Each year, the poster contest starts here at the District-level. District winners advance to the state level. State winners receive recognition and a prize from the VA Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts. The 1st place poster in each age group will then be submitted to the National Association of Conservation Districts’ Poster Contest. The top three posters in each category of the national contest will receive monetary prizes and are recognized each year at the NACD Annual Meeting.

The contest is open to public, private, or home school students, Girl Scout/Boy Scout troops, etc. It makes a great summer camp, classroom, or after school activity.

Any Girl Scout or Boy Scout who creates a poster and submits it to their local SWCD for judging can earn the VASWCD Poster Contest Patch.  When submitting a poster to earn the Poster Contest Patch, be sure to check the box on the entry form. (More information about the VASWCD Poster Contest Patch or our Scout Patch Program)

Poster Categories by Grade:
K-1st           2nd-3rd           4th-6th           7th-9th           10th-12th

*Please note: Poster size must be 14″ x 22″ (half typical posterboard).


Your Soil and Water Conservation District, Tri-County/City, believes that a high-quality environmental education should be accessible to all residents of Fredericksburg, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford. To that end, we support educators and teachers with natural resources conservation education for all grade levels and in public, private, and home-school groups.

(Scroll down for upcoming trainings, scholarships, events, and other opportunities.)

Educational Offerings

  • Interactive indoor and outdoor class activities
  • Community presentations and exhibits
  • Lending library of teacher resources and lesson plans
  • Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs)
  • Annual conservation stewardship poster contest
  • Annual Student Envirothon Competition
  • Two annual Youth Conservation Summer Camp scholarships
  • College scholarships
  • Professional development: Project WET (Water Education For Teachers)
  • Adult environmental education & volunteer opportunities
  • Youth volunteer and internship opportunities

Topics We Cover

– The water cycle
– Watersheds including the Chesapeake Bay and the local watersheds of
the Potomac, Rappahannock, and York Rivers
– Water quality and monitoring

– Soil structure
– Soil life and health

– Agricultural and urban stormwater runoff
– Soil erosion
– Pollution

For more information contact our Education Coordinator, Mariya Hudick, at or (540) 656-2401.


logo no captionTri-County/City Soil & Water Conservation District (TCCSWCD) has served the Commonwealth of Virginia Counties of King George, Spotsylvania, Stafford since 1944 and the City of Fredericksburg since 1984. We are a local political subdivision of the Commonwealth, focusing on natural resource problems and solutions. Like other conservation districts, Tri-County/City SWCD is self-governed and non-profit and establishes priorities, sets policy, and administers programs to conserve soil and water resources.
Tri-County/City SWCD is not a regulatory agency. Instead, the agency provides technical assistance, information, educational programs, volunteer opportunities, and newsletters to citizens on many aspects of water quality, nonpoint source pollution, and stream health.
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