CORTLAND, Ohio — The Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District received two national awards from the National Association of Conservation Districts. It is the first local district to receive two national awards in the same year.
The five winning conservation districts were recognized in one of the following program or policy areas: communications/marketing, membership services, natural resources, policy and grassroots initiatives and stewardship and education.
The Trumbull district will receive honors in the communications/marketing and the membership services categories.
In the communications/marketing category, the Trumbull district is recognized for its partnership with two nontraditional entities to promote conservation.
The district teamed up with both Sharon Speedway and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers to conduct an environmental awareness night at the two venues.
Conservation awareness public announcements, signage and displays on going green were the focus of the events.
For the membership services category, the Trumbull district is recognized for its annual award banquet and how it incorporated the district’s volunteers recognition as part of its event.
The district developed a Friends of the Land program honoring all its volunteers and also provided logo apparel to those who volunteered more than 20 hours for the district.
The Trumbull district will be honored at the annual meeting in New Orleans in February.
The winning districts will also be recognized in National Association of Conservation Districts publications and on the national Web site.
The local district was recently recognized with a proclamation of congratulations by the Trumbull County Commissioners and a proclamation from the Ohio House of Representatives through State Rep. Sandra Stabile Harwood.