Healthy Soils Are Full of Life!
Some call it dirt, but in the conservation world, healthy soil is often referred to as black gold! This important natural resource, when functioning optimally, is the growing medium for our fruits and vegetables contains biological organisms that filter out harmful toxins and move nutrients into associated plant systems, and in times of drought, healthy soil has the ability to retain water for associated plants and to reduce erosion in the environment.
In celebration of healthy soil, the Lehigh County Conservation District is very excited to announce our first annual “Healthy Soils are full of Life” Poster Contest. This creative opportunity is for kids who are interested in art, science, our beautiful Lehigh environment, or all three! Attached, please find a flyer with all the details regarding the rules for the contest.
The age categories for the contest are K-5th, 6th-8th, and 9th-12th and there will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd cash prize awards for each age category. A “People’s Choice” and honorable mention awards will also be given. Posters (with the informational label affixed to the back) are to be submitted to the Lehigh County Conservation District Office by 4:30 PM on May 15, 2017.
We are very fortunate that the Lehigh Valley Health Network will host our Poster Contest Art Show and Award Ceremony in the beautiful Kasych Hallway of the Cedar Crest Blvd. Hospital Campus. The public will be able to view the Show beginning on the afternoon of May 22nd and the Awards Ceremony will take place on the evening of Wednesday May 24th! Winners from this contest will move on the National Conservation District Poster Contest which takes place this summer!