The district along with the Kentucky Division of Conservation and the Kentucky Farm Bureau sponsors this annual contest. Introduced in 1944 and 1974, respectively, the contests educate students on soil, water, forestry and wildlife conservation. Students take the knowledge they have gained and transform it into creative art work and essays. Students can earn monetary prizes on the county, regional and state levels. They are also recognized each year by conservation districts around the state.
You can follow the below link to get the information about the 2012 Contest
A second scholarship is the Soil Conservation Natural Resources Scholarship which is awarded to any student currently enrolled in college who has declared a major in the field of agriculture or conservation of natural resources. This scholarship is awarded annually for the amount of $1,000. Application Form and Rules/Instructions
The third scholarship is the Soil Conservation Natural Resources Scholarship for Non-Traditional students. This scholarship is awarded to a student that is at least 25 years old and pursuing a major in the field of agriculture or conservation of natural resources. This scholarship is awarded annually for the amount of $1,000. Application Form and Rules/Instructions
The Perry County Conservation District provides:
School Library Grant
Outdoor Classroom Grant
Since 1956, a national network of conservation districts has helped Americans learn to conserve natural resources. Stewardship Week is one of the largest national annual programs to promote conservation. Conservation practices in the United States have helped us achieve an historic standard of living. We enjoy a wide variety of fresh, healthy food. Drinking water supplies are clean and mainly free from disease. Lakes, rivers, and streams are much cleaner than 30 years ago. Air quality has greatly improved in the last fifty years.
Since 1955, National Association of Conservation Districts has selected an annual theme and developed educational materials for churches of all denominations. Each year local churches participate in the Soil Stewardship Week which is the last Sunday in April and the first Sunday in May. Participating churches are given free information to use in their weekly services and religious education classes. Contact the Conservation District if your church would like to receive this free information.
All programs and services of the Perry County Conservation District are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis,
without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, marital status or handicap.
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