Award for Excellence in Soil and Water Education
Ohio District of the Year Program
The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding and innovative SWCD education initiatives that have proven successful in reaching out to a variety of audiences (including nontraditional and underserved), involving new partnerships, and spreading the soil and water conservation message. District programs that are honored will serve as models of excellence for other SWCD education programs.
All conservation districts are eligible to participate in this program and receive this award unless they have won the "Ohio District of the Year" award in the past five years.
The winning SWCD will receive a $100 cash award and plaque, which will be presented at the OFSWCD Annual Meeting held in February, 2013.
The awards program is coordinated by the Ohio Department of Natural
Resources (ODNR) Division of Soil and Water Resources and co-sponsored by the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Nomination forms can be obtained from the link below. They must be returned by November 30 to ODNR Division of Soil and Water Resources, 2045 Morse Road, B-3, Columbus, OH 43229.