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Herkimer County Envirothon
The Herkimer County Envirothon is an outdoor, hands-on, educational event in the field of Natural Resource Conservation for local Herkimer County High School students. Students visit 5 testing stations: Wildlife, Aquatics, Soils, Forestry, and a Current Issue. We want to make students aware of the world around them and the natural resources that we need to protect. Most kids involved will continue a college career in the conservation or science field and it is our goal to spark that interest for students.
The Herkimer County Soil and Water Conservation District hosted the 24th Annual Herkimer County Envirothon on Wednesday, May 2nd. The event was held at Herkimer College’s Wehrum Stadium. Approximately 40 students from 4 schools participated. Each participant received a “2018 Herkimer County Envirothon” t-shirt and a nice lunch consisting of pizza, subs, chips, apples, cookies, milk, and juice. Everyone involved in the Envirothon had a great time and the teachers would agree that it was a great hands-on learning experience, geared towards the conservation of our natural resources. 

The first place finisher for Herkimer County was West Canada Valley “Team A”. Central Valley Academy “Team A” finished 2nd and Central Valley Academy “Team B” took 3rd place. Plaques were presented to the top 3 finishers. Each member of the winning team also received a $50 cash prize. 

West Canada Valley "Team A" will represented Herkimer County at the NYS Envirothon on May 23 and 24 at Hobart and William Smith College in Geneva, NY.

The Herkimer County Envirothon is made possible by donations from local businesses and our dedicated volunteers.
1st Place Winners at the 24th Herkimer County Envirothon- West Canada Valley "Team A"
2018 Participants

Central Valley Academy
Mount Markham
West Canada Valley
Burrows Foundation
Wilcor Outdoors
Cedarville Fire Department
Cliff's Local Market
CNY Forest Owners Assoc.
DuPont Trucking
First Source Federal Credit Union
Gary Miller
Herkimer College
Herkimer County Farm Bureau
Herkimer County SWCD
Herkimer County Supervisors Assoc.
Little Falls YMCA
Mt. Markham Optimist Club
Stewart’s Shops
Town of Columbia
Town of Little Falls
West Canada Creek Association