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Envirothon

    The MCSWCD organizes the Monroe County Envirothon. This is an exciting program offered to high school students nationwide. Students from area schools team up each May to compete in five environmental topics. The winning team is given the county title and proceeds to the state level. Larry the H2O Hero The state winner moves to the national competition. The MCSWCD would like to thank all who helped to make the 2013 competition a grand success! The District would also like to congratulate the Brighton High School for placing in the State championship!
    The 2014 competition will be held on May 1st at Ellison Park. Workshops will be held on January 24th at the Rochester Institue of Technology. Visit the Envirothon page of our website or contact our office at 753-7380 to get further details about participating in next year's event.

H2O Hero Campaign

    The Water Education Collaborative (WEC) is a coalition of organizations that work together to increase water quality education in the community. The purpose of the Collaborative is to inspire people to help protect and improve water quality in the streams and other water bodies of the Genesee Region watershed, and ultimately our greatest natural resource: Lake Ontario. A primary focus of the WEC’s message is to keep household pollutants out of these storm drains. The H2O Hero is designed to raise awareness and educate our community on how our everyday activities impact our water quality, since more than 80% of water pollution problems stem from residential areas, not industrial areas. Knowledge is power, and every H2O hero gets his or her superpowers by knowing everything possible about our waterways and how to keep them clean. To obtain more information on this topic and the H2O Hero’s efforts visit www.h2ohero.org and be an H2O Hero!

Conservation Field Days

Farm B. Con. Skill    The Conservation District hosted its 25th annual Conservation Field Days event in Ellison Park on September 17th, 18th and 19th, 2013. We would like to thank all of the students and school districts who attended, with special thanks going to all of the instructors and volunteers that helped make the 2013 Conservation Field Days event such a great success! If you need any information regarding Conservation Field Days, please contact Karen Ervay at e-mail: karenervay@monroecounty.gov, phone: 585-753-7380 for more information.
    The Conservation Field Days concept is simple; bring together a student’s excitement for the outdoors, environmental professionals willing to share their expertise, and a casual “fair-like” structure for them to share information and learn from. The goal of this event is to teach students about important environmental issues while having fun in one of our most beautiful area parks. Last year guest presenters included: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Monroe County Dept. of Environmental Services, Broccolo Tree and Lawn Care, Friends of Ganondagan, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the University of Rochester Medical Center, the Audubon Society, the Water Education Collaborative with the Rochester Museum and Science Center and the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District
145 Paul Road, Building 5 
Rochester, New York 14624
Phone: 585-753-7380
Fax: 585-753-7374
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