Every year the Polk SWCD gives out awards to individuals and groups who improving the environment with their conservation efforts. A scholarship award is also given to a deserving high school student who will be furthering their education in the environmental field. The awards are presented at the Polk County Fair in July.
Below are the award winners for 2016
Native Buffer of the Year: Dan Gamble
Conservation Farmer of the Year: Kyle Wendt
Partner of the Year: Polk County Conservation Board Education and Outreach Department
Urban Steward of the Year: Robert and Linda McKenzie
Scholarship Recipient: Eli Dotson
Each year Conservation Districts of Iowa holds a children’s poster contest. This contest is open to a K-12th grade child that resides in Iowa and is in a public, private, or at home school. The theme for this year was “We All Need Trees”.
Poster Contest Winners: Elizabeth and Emily Harkin