"In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught."
- Baba Dioum, International Environmental Leader
SDCWC is committed to providing educational opportunities to communicate the need to protect natural resources and to help instill a sense of environmental stewardship in the local community.
Toward that end, SDCWC has been engaged in providing monthly presentations on conservation related topics, public restoration site tours, and multiple hands-on learning experiences for local students.
SDCWC is just kicking off its latest educational endeavor, Restoring Ecosystems and Educating Future Leaders of Oregon Program ("REEF"). REEF is a partnership to protect and restore local watersheds, promote environmental literacy, and provide conservation job training through a hands-on, science-based curriculum, with subjects ranging from water quality and habitat assessment to native plant propagation and establishment.
SDCWC's REEF project partners include the Bureau of Land Management, Community Services Consortium's Natural Resources Crew, Community Services Consortium, Devils Lake Water Improvement District, Lincoln County School District and Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District.
Click her to learn more about the REEF Native Plant Nursery.