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Turning ideas . . .

into environmental solutions.

Caring for Our Watersheds challenges students to submit the most creative, thought-provoking, and innovative ideas to improve their watershed.

And...provides funding that supports putting their ideas into action.

The program is a project of Nutrien in partnership with nonprofit organizations around the world. We are proud to be the host of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Caring for Our Watersheds.

And…provides funding that supports putting their ideas into action.

The program is a project of Nutrien in partnership with nonprofit organizations around the world. We are proud to be the host of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Caring for Our Watersheds.

Announcing the 2022 Winners!

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1st Place: Purple Martin Towers – Herndon Elementary School
2nd Place: Creating Shade for Our Creek – Jamestown Elementary School
3rd Place: Make the Most Out of Compost – Katherine Johnson Middle School
4th Place: Native Trees – Rachel Carson Middle School
5th Place: Bird Garden – Rachel Carson Middle School
6th Place: Leveling Up Our Rain Garden – Rachel Carson Middle School
7th Place: Operation Potomac Cleanup – George Washington Middle School
8th Place: Runoff Education – Washington Latin Public Charter School
9th Place: Clean Up Angel Park – George Washington Middle School
10th Place: Plastic Reduction – Rachel Carson Middle School
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How does it work?

Important Dates

March 18, 2022

Deadline to submit a proposal describing a realistic solution. Students explain their idea in an approximately 1,000 word proposal (include visuals!)

March 21-25, 2022

PROPOSAL JUDGING

Proposals are judged by a panel of community experts. 10 finalists are selected to present at the Summit. Entries are judged on innovation, environmental impact, comprehensive scope, communication, budget, realistic solution and visuals.

May 5, 2022

The Top 10 Finalists make a 5 minute virtual presentation at the Summit to compete for prize money ranging from $300 to $1,000.

Want to learn more? Enter your information below to download the Chesapeake Bay Caring for Our Watersheds Toolkit.

Includes a Student Workbook, an Educator Quickstart, and more!

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