Traverse Soil and Water Conservation District


Poster Contest

Each year, the Traverse SWCD presents a theme to area 5th and 6th graders to participate in the annual poster contest.  Prizes are given to the top three posters as follows:  1st Prize - $30, 2nd Prize - $25, 3rd Prize $20. 


Would you like to be involved in a competitive outdoor, hands-on learning experience?  Then an Envirothon is just what you are looking for.  Teams consisting of 4-5 students (from the same school) in grades 9-12 are eligible to compete.  The teams will visit six different learning stations covering aquatics, forestry, soil, wildlife, and a current environmental issue, which changes every year.  Teams are given a brief presentation at 5 of the 6 stations and are then asked questions related to the topic.  At the sixth station, teams are asked to give a 10 minute oral presentation on the current events topic.  They are given the scenario before the actual event, so they may prepare visual aids and other props to assist their presentation.  The top 3 teams from each of the 7 areas advances to the State competition.  The winner of the State Envirothon will attend the National Enviroton.  For more information, the National Envirothon as a web page that lists current information ( or you can also contact your local Soil and Water Conservation District.

Arbor Day

In recognition of the tree planting holiday - Arbor Day - the Traverse SWCD donates over 400 tree seedlings every year to local elementary students to increase their awareness of the importance of trees and the impact that trees have on our future. 



Traverse SWCD - 304 4th St N, Wheaton, MN 56296 - 320-563-8218 ext 3