It's time for Wake County teens to apply to summer Conservation Camp at NCSU!
Rising seniors, juniors and sophomores are encouraged to apply for a full $475 scholarship to attend the 2017 Resource Conservation Workshop
June 25–30 at NCSU! High school students representing 100 counties across NC will spend a week outdoors with professionals in several natural resources fields. Students also have an opportunity to win college scholarships and/or cash awards on the culminating RCW exam.
Want to see what it's all about? Check out this RCW video on YouTube
. To apply, students complete the application form
plus send in one letter of reference from an adult (teacher, youth or church leader, or other adult besides parent). For more information about the program and application process, please see the RCW information letter
Applications can be sent via email to email@example.com
or by snail mail or hand-delivered to Wake SWCD, 4001-D Carya Drive, Raleigh
. IMPORTANT: Students awarded a full RCW Scholarship will be asked to sign a Commitment Form stating they will actively participate at the week-long workshop. If they cannot attend for whatever reason...they will immediately alert Wake District before May 1 so another Wake County student can go in their place. Failure to do so in a timely manner will result in the student having to reimburse the $475 scholarship. Deadline is Friday, March 3, 2017.
How much agricultural land is there in Wake County?
You may be surprised at the amount of agricultural land that still exists in Wake County. View the full-sized map and see just how much.
*Hint: Wake County Soil and Water Conservation Department's workload covers 121,631 rural acres, which is more than the ENTIRE county of Chowan. Wake's Soil and Water Conservation Department staff has a workload greater than 54 counties in North Carolina, where Wake is ranked 46th in cash revenues for agriculture (2012 Cash receipts, NCDA&CS).
Did you know?
Want more information about your Soil and Water Conservation District?
Contact Wake Soil and Water Conservation District at 919-250-1050, or stop by the office in the Wake County Agriculture Services Building at 4001 Carya Drive
, Suite D, Raleigh.
- January 17, 2017: District Board of Supervisors Meeting – 10:30 a.m.
- February 14, 2017: District Board of Supervisors Meeting – 10:30 a.m.
- February 22, 2017: 12th Annual Keeping the Farm Workshop (All-Day Event)
- March 14, 2017: District Board of Supervisors Meeting – 10:30 a.m.