Caring for our Watersheds



Caring for our Watersheds

March 24, 2014 10:35 ET

Media Advisory: Winning Students Present Environmental Projects at Final Competition of Caring for Our Watersheds Contest

Students will be awarded $6,000 for their environmental project ideas

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwired - March 24, 2014) -

WHAT: Sacramento area high school students will present their proposals at the final competition of the Caring for Our Watersheds (CFW) contest - a joint program of Agrium and the Center for Land-Based Learning (CLBL). 2014 finalists are from the following high schools: Colusa, Antelope, Mira Loma, George Washington Carver, Tokay, and Valley. Over 330 proposals were received from Grades 9-12 students who answered the question, "What can you do to improve your watershed?" Students researched their local watershed, identified an environmental concern and came up with a realistic solution. Finalists will give five minute presentations to a panel of community judges and all will receive cash awards. First place is $1,000 cash to the winning team and $1,000 cash to the winning team's school. In total, students compete for over $6,000 cash rewards and participating schools are eligible for over $11,000 cash rewards. Agrium also provides $10,000 in funding to help implement students' ideas.
WHO: • Student Finalists and Teachers from area High Schools
• Parents and Community Members
• Beth Del Real, CFW Program Coordinator, Center for Land-Based Learning
• John Killey, Environmental Specialist, Agrium
WHEN: Saturday, March 29, 2014
9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
(Awards ceremony at 1:40pm, Photo opportunity at 2:05pm)
WHERE: Sacramento Convention Center, Meeting Room 202
1400 J St., Sacramento, CA 95814
(Media to meet in West lobby, at 13th and K St, and be directed to event room)
WHY: Caring for Our Watersheds California has inspired 460 students from 12 different high schools to develop and propose their ideas for environmental action in their communities. With support from CLBL and Agrium, students have implemented their ideas throughout the Sacramento region including native plant demonstration gardens in school grounds, fishing line recycling stations on the Sacramento River, and native oak tree plantings along a neighborhood creek.
VISUALS: • Students presenting ideas and accepting award checks.
• All spokespersons available for interviews

Learn more about the Caring for Our Watersheds, a joint program of Agrium and the Center for Land-Based Learning at http://www.landbasedlearning.org/watersheds.php & http://www.CaringForOurWatersheds.com.

Contact Information

  • Beth DelReal/Nina Suzuki
    530-795-1544

    Dawnie Andrak
    916-802-2074