Caring for our Watersheds

How CFW Works

CFW asks students to submit a proposal that answers the question:

"What can you do to improve your watershed?"


The Contest:

Project Implementation (voluntary):


CFW 2017-2018 Important Dates:


Teacher/ Advisor Workshop:Thursday, Oct 19, 2017. Substitute reimbursement is available.
RSVP to beth@landbasedlearning.org 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 (www.caringforourwatersheds.com). 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 & 2017 Final Competition & Awards Luncheon was proudly supported by Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).


NOTE: 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.