CARING FOR OUR WATERSHEDS: California is open to students who live in the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River Watersheds in Yolo, Solano, Sacramento, Colusa, Yuba, Sutter, Glenn, El Dorado, Placer, and San Joaquin counties.
Students are asked to submit proposals that answer the question:
“What can you do to improve your watershed?"
- Students will compete for $6,000
- Participating schools are eligible for $11,000
- Students who implement their ideas are eligible for $10,000
2013 Winners Announced
Thank you to all of the students, teachers and volunteers who participated. Over 280 proposals were submitted from area high school students. In the final verbal competition on April 13, 2013, the top contestants presented their project ideas on how to improve their local watershed.
Dayna Berry is proud to place first in the 2013 Caring for our Watersheds (CFW) contest for her idea to replace non-native roses around her school’s stadium with a diversity of plants native to California. The native plantings, adapted to the local climate, would not require long-term irrigation or pesticides and would also provide a habitat and food source for local birds, butterflies and other wildlife.
As a result of her efforts, Berry won $1,000 for herself and $1,000 for her school, Antelope High School, for first place in the contest.
Each of the top contestants won a cash prize plus a matching cash prize for their school. This year, over $15,000 was awarded. Along with the cash prizes, Agrium has also provided $10,000 to help implement their ideas.
Check out the top finalists here:
View photos of the event on Facebook here:
Thank you to the Community Partners who help make CARING FOR OUR WATERSHEDS a success!