Five proposals from different Washington D.C., schools will be put into action
Students throughout Washington, D.C., stepped up to create innovative solutions to improve their local watershed. Out of 13 proposals submitted to the Caring for Our Watersheds competition, sponsored by international agriculture company Agrium, five have been selected to be put into action.
Each of the five proposals is from a different D.C. Public School or D.C. Public Charter School. The projects include:
“The creativity this contest affords students is beneficial for our environment and the communities we serve,” says Kurt Moser, senior program Manager at Earth Force. “Anytime we can engage and involve our youth in environmental conversation benefits us all. They are actively seeking ways to make our communities sustainable for future generations and we are here to help them.”
The five projects will be presented at the 2014 Anacostia Environmental Youth Summit, Friday, May 16, 2014, at Anacostia Park in Washington, D.C. Students will compete for cash prizes between $300 and $1,000, with an additional $10,000 to be provided by sponsor Agrium for project implementation.
Approximately 400 students from D.C. Public Schools and D.C. Public Charter Schools are expected to attend, connecting with other young people and engaging in partner-led environmental activities.