ELIZABETHTOWN — 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.
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 N.C. 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 N.C. Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts in conjunction with the N.C. Division of Soil and Water Conservation, N.C. 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.