We are excited to partner with Botetourt County Public Schools to provide a free Project WET workshop on Aug. 7 at Camp Bethel. All K-12 teachers who work for Botetourt County or Craig County are invited to attend the 5
Fifty-nine miles of the Upper James is officially designated with “Scenic River” status. Sponsored by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Scenic Rivers Program identifies, recognizes and provides a level of protection to rivers with significant scenic, historic,
Are you a teacher in Botetourt County or Craig County who needs a little extra cash to support environmental education in your classroom? We are offering mini-grants of up to $200 to purchase materials for projects and/or activities. Grant funds
Mountain Castles Soil and Water Conservation District awarded the $1,000 John and Hallie Seibel Scholarship to Ashley Phoenix of Lord Botetourt High School. Sarah Harris and Mason Sowers of James River High School were the co-recipients of the Harold P.
On a cool, drizzly morning in April over 50 eighth graders from Botetourt County gathered for Envirothon, a natural resources competition organized by Mountain Castles Soil and Water Conservation District at Greenfield Park. Thirteen teams from Central Academy Middle School
On April 4-5, more than 200 sixth graders from Read Mountain Middle School and Central Academy Middle School visited Roanoke Cement’s farm on Catawba Creek as part of a Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) organized by Mountain Castles Soil and
Paris Parsons has been recognized by Mountain Castles Soil and Water Conservation District with the Craig County Clean Water Farm Award. Parsons is the tenant-operator of a 50 cow/calf beef cattle herd in the Meadow Creek area of the county.
Bob Smith has been recognized by Mountain Castles Soil and Water Conservation District with the Botetourt County Clean Water Farm Award. Smith owns and operates a 96-acre beef cattle farm in the Glade Creek area of the county. Smith completed
It can be difficult to argue against standards-based learning. We want our students to achieve at least a minimum level of competency in all subjects. We need our teachers, our schools, and our communities to be held accountable for that
What’s in a name? Mountain Castles Soil and Water Conservation District is named for the county seat of each county it serves — New Castle in Craig Co. and Fincastle in Botetourt — and for the impact and beauty of