2016 Five River RC&D Envirothon

S0158042JPG

Five Rivers Resource Conservation & Development Council hosted their annual Regional Envirothon on April 14th.  This year’s event was held at the Austin Peay Farm in Clarksville, Tenn. with 14 teams participating, which was great!

The Envirothon teams are tested on their knowledge of aquatics, forestry, soil, wildlife and one current environmental issue (which this year was Invasive Species). The Envirothon is designed to promote greater awareness to natural resources and environmental issues.

The Regional Envirothon is part of a competition across Tennessee to yield top teams that can then go on to compete in the State Envirothon, which was held May 4th and 5th  at Clyde York 4-H Camp in Crossville. The Five Rivers RC&D Regional Winner, Montgomery Bell Academy Team 1 placed third in this event—way to go!!

The Five Rivers Resource Conservation and Development Council appreciates the dedicated teachers and volunteers that make it possible for the students to participate in the Envirothon within the 8 counties Five Rivers serve, Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, and Stewart.  This Exposes students to a wide range of career choices by meeting environmental professionals who represent various branches of the government and private enterprise.

For more information about Five Rivers RC&D or Envirothon visit: fiveriversrcd.wordpress.com

This year’s event was sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America; Ashland City Parks & Recreation; Cheatham County SCD; Davidson County SCD; Dickson County SCD; Humphrey’s Co SCD; Houston Co SCD; Montgomery Co SCD; Robertson Co SCD; Stewart Co SCD; Farm Bureau of Tennessee; USDA NRCS, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Tennessee Division of Forestry, and Tennessee Wildlife Resources.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s