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Surry County Youth Conservation Day

I need the help of any members available and interested in working with kids at the Surry County Youth Conservation Day.
If you can help out please give me a call during the day at 336.386-8751 ext. 3.

Surry County Youth Conservation Day           September 26, 9AM to 4PM

Mission
Surry County Youth Conservation Day is designed to promote and educate youth in the community on outdoor recreation, environmental education, and sportsmanship safety.

Who is involved?
Through the concerted effort of Surry County 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, local commodity groups such as the National Wild Turkey Federation, Quail Unlimited, and Trout Unlimited; associations like Archers for Christ, and the Surry Baptist’s Men Association; and parks and services such as Pilot Mountain State Park, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, and the North Carolina Forestry Service; and local farm, W-4 Farms, Youth Conservation Day is an educational event that will equip the community’s youth with the knowledge of how to safely participate and manage various outdoor related activities.

Who can participate?
This FREE event is open to youth between the ages of 5 and 15.  At least one parent must accompany youth to the event.

Surry County Youth Conservation flyer (PDF format)

Know Your Watershed

What is a Watershed?
A watershed is the area of land where all of the water that is under it or drains off of it goes into the same place. John Wesley Powell, scientist geographer, put it best when he said that a watershed is:

“that area of land, a bounded hydrologic system, within which all living things are inextricably linked by their common water course and where, as humans settled, simple logic demanded that they become part of a community.”
Watersheds come in all shapes and sizes. They cross county, state, and national boundaries. In the continental US, there are 2,110 watersheds; including Hawaii Alaska, and Puerto Rico, there are 2,267 watersheds.


Learn more about your watershed at this EPA site:  http://cfpub.epa.gov/surf/locate/index.cfm

NCSU River Course

If you want to know more about how streams work check out the River Course Series at NCSU.  You can find more information at this site:

http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/programs/extension/wqg/srp/rivercourse.html

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