The Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District hosted the 2019 Virginia Dominion Envirothon, a local competition at Camp Albemarle on March 22. These 14 beautiful acres of woods and field resting along the Moormans River provided an ideal site to hold this natural resource competition.
Envirothon teams from Louisa County High School, Albemarle County High School, Monticello High School and Western Albemarle High School brought a strong competition, demonstrating their teamwork, knowledge and skills to judges from natural resource professionals and volunteers who generously shared their time and expertise.
The judges came from the Natural Resource Conservation Service, Department of Forestry, the Wildlife Center of Virginia, Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Rivanna Master Naturalists and Rivanna Conservation Alliance StreamWatch volunteers.
Judges tested, evaluated and scored the teams in five “in-the-field” test stations – soils, wildlife, aquatics, forestry and a current environmental issue. Teams answered questions in both written and hands-on formats. During an oral presentation, teams presented their solution to the current environmental issue (agriculture and the environment, knowledge and technology to feed the world) before a panel of industry and natural resource professionals.
This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s April 18, 2019 issue.