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Khalil McKoy, a rising junior from East Bladen High school, has been chosen as this year’s Bladen Soil and Water Conservation District representative to the annual Resource Conservation Workshop.  Students are selected by the District’s Board of Supervisors based in part on their interest in conservation and the environment.  Pictured with Khalil is Earl Miller, an agriculture teacher from East Bladen, who will serve as a counselor.

The Resource Conservation Workshop is a week-long workshop and involves study and hands on participation in a wide range of conservation topics. Students are housed at NC State University campus dormitories under the guidance of live-in counselors.  The primary objective of the workshop is learning about natural resources and their management in today’s global environment. Awards and scholarships can be won and are presented to students under several awards programs.

The Resource Conservation Workshop is sponsored by the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts in conjunction with the NC Division of Soil and Water Conservation, NC State University Crop and Soil Science Department, and the Soil and Water Conservation Society Hugh Hammond Bennett Chapter.  Bladen Soil & Water Conservation District students are co-sponsored by  the Kiwanis Club of Elizabethtown, the district, and other local organizations.