Caring for our Watersheds

About Caring for Our Watersheds

A joint program of the Center for Land-Based Learning and Agrium, Inc. The Caring for our Watersheds (CFW) program empowers students to imagine, develop, and create solutions in their local watersheds. CFW is both an environmental proposal contest and a project funding opportunity for high school students. The program promotes watershed awareness and stewardship, values student ideas, and offers support when turning theoretical ideas into action.

CFW Important Dates:

Teacher/ Advisor Workshop: Thursday, Oct 19, 2017. Substitute reimbursement is available.
RSVP to by Oct 6th. This informational session will cover program logistics, resources, and service-learning ideas.

Proposal entry deadline: Friday, January 26, 2018
Entries are to be submitted online ( Teachers/Advisors must register school first. If no web access, contact CFW coordinator for paper registration/ submission.

Final Competition: Saturday, April 14, 2018

This event is the culmination of the Caring for Our Watersheds Program. In attendance will be 80-100 high school students, parents, teachers, and natural resource professionals from the Sacramento region. The top 10 proposals have been selected for their innovative ideas and environmental impact. Students will present their ideas and win $300 to $1,000 for themselves, and a matching award for their school. The 2016 and 2017 Final Competition & Awards Luncheon was proudly supported by Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is the sponsor of the Caring for Our Watershed finals

CFW California is currently open to all 9th-12th grade students who live in the Sacramento-San Joaquin watershed in Yolo, Solano, Sacramento, Colusa, Yuba, Sutter, Glenn, El Dorado, Placer, and San Joaquin counties.