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1404 Goodale Boulevard, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: (614) 486-9613
Fax: (614) 486-9614

Special Announcements

Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp Scholarship

Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District will sponsor one full scholarship ($375) for a high school student to attend the Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp this summer. The one-week resident camp is at FFA Camp Muskingum in Carroll County June 11 – 16, 2017. The camp is for high school students entering their freshman year through seniors graduating in 2017. More information for the camp by clicking here. The scholarship recipient must apply to the camp and make all necessary arrangements to attend.

To apply, print and fill out the scholarship application and mail to: Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District, 1404 Goodale Blvd., Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43212. The deadline to apply is April 28, 2017.

Questions? Email Linda Pettit, Environmental Education Specialist or contact (614) 486-9613, ext. 115.

Community Backyards Re-Opening April 1

The Community Backyards Rebate program is set to re-launch on April 1, 2017 but workshops are currently being scheduled for the year and you can register to attend one of our current in-person workshops starting today! So far we have workshops scheduled for Westerville, Canal Winchester, Bexley, New Albany and many around Columbus. To easily register online, visit our Franklin Soil and Water Eventbrite page.

Community Backyards will once again offer $50 or $100 reimbursements to residents after participation in the program and purchase of an approved backyard conservation item. Participation is necessary to receive a rebate, and participants must live in an eligible tax district. So get ready for spring and visit Community Backyards for more information on how you can participate today!

As with last year, orders placed through our Conservation Spring Tree and Plant sale will be eligible for reimbursement once you participate in the program. So make sure to order your trees before April 10, 2017. You can easily order your plants online through our shopping cart or you can view our January newsletter for an order form to mail in and to find more information on the different species we are offering this year.

2017 Envirothon Sponsors Needed

Franklin Soil and Water is looking for corporate or individual team sponsors to help pay the registration fees and to assist with transportation for the local schools competing in this years Ohio Envirothon. While not required, sponsors may also assist the team with educational training to help them in the current topic. We currently have 3 different levels of sponsorship to help the teams in different ways! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, you can sign up online.

The environmental focus for the 2017 Envirothon competition is “Agriculture Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship” and will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Scioto Grove Metro Park right here in Franklin County. If you can assist the teams in any way, please contact Linda Pettit, Environmental Education Specialist, for sponsorship opportunities either by email or phone (614) 486-9613, ext. 115.

Programs & Services we provide regarding Youth Education