About the Program


The CARING FOR OUR WATERSHEDS™ program is an environmental educational competition that encourages creativity and rewards students for the solutions they identify. CARING FOR OUR WATERSHEDS partners with communities to create focused solutions to local watershed issues.

Each year Agrium invites students to submit proposals that answer the question:

The program rewards the students and the schools who submit the most creative, thought-provoking and innovative ideas.

Implementation funding and community mentorship is available to turn the student’s ideas into realistic solutions.

Our History

Generations of Stewardship
Generations of Stewardship

2007 – The CARING FOR OUR WATERSHEDS program began in Alberta, Canada with students who live within the Battle River Watershed.

2009 – After a successful three year pilot, the program is ready to expand. 5 contests are launched in Central Alberta, Southern Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Colorado.

2010 – 4 contests are launched in Ontario, California, Virginia and Washington, DC

2011 – Ohio and Argentina join the team making this an international program!

2012 – The global expansion continues into Australia – bringing the total number of international contests to 12!

2015 – Over 150 student led projects have been implemented.



The success of the CARING FOR OUR WATERSHEDS program relies on local residents who want to make a positive difference in their community. Tasks and assignments come in all skill levels and time commitments – and range from classroom speakers to individuals who help set up the winning exhibits.

If you can help local students make a positive difference in your community, click here.