19th annual watershed adventure camp

Published 10:35 am Saturday, July 27, 2019

Southside Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Halifax Soil and Water Conservation District and Lake Country Soil and Water Conservation District sponsored the 19th Annual Watershed Adventure Camp held at the Staunton River Battlefield State Park for fourth and fifth-graders. The camp was held June 10-14, with a total of 17 students; three from Southside SWCD, nine from Halifax SWCD and five from Lake Country SWCD. During the five-day camp students were able to learn about environmental conservation practices and participate in interactive hands-on lessons.

Lessons and activities taught during the week were: watersheds and the water cycle, map skills, an archeological dig site tour on the park property, bees and pollination lesson, wildlife by Mike Roberts and a trip to The Cove thanks to the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation, a tour through the Dominion Energy-Clover Power Plant, biological, physical and chemical monitoring of a stream, a tour of historic Mulberry Hill Plantation and crafts coordinated with the lessons each day.

Sponsors helped to make this Watershed Adventure Camp possible by making donations to help provide supplies for activities, travel, snack, lunch and an educational week for the fourth and fifth-graders at no cost.

Southside SWCD, located in Charlotte Court House, proudly serves Charlotte and Lunenburg counties.