Education is one of the main activities of the Lewis & Clark Conservation District and is part of our community involvement.
Education for Schools
We have sponsored grants for education and project oriented programs in schools in the county. Some of those projects are:
- East Helena High School’s Career Technical Education Local Advisory Committee. This group advises the East Helena School District with career technical classes at the new East Helena High School
- Montana Envirothon–direct support for Lewis & Clark County teams
- Grants for water quality testing supplies at Helena High School
- Native Garden at Helena High School
- Educational materials for water quality and soil health
- Assistance to East Valley Middle School for community garden supplies
- Annual Flood Awareness Day at East Valley Middle School for 6th graders
- Rolling Rivers Trailer sponsorship for the Helena unit and sponsorship of a grant to keep the Rolling Rivers Trailers across the state in working order
Education for Landowners
The Conservation District plans workshops with topics ranging from noxious weeds, permitting, construction, to water quality, and more. Below are a few of the education opportunities we have provided to landowners in the past.
If you have a topic that you would like to learn about and you do not it see listed, or if you have an idea for a workshop, please contact the Conservation District.
- Workshops on weed control, grazing management, watersheds
- Direct support to the Montana Biological Weed Control for education and outreach in using insects to treat invasive species
- Cover Crop/Soil Health workshops for demonstration project in the Helena Valley
- Stream restoration projects with direct support, grant sponsorships and more on Little Prickly Pear Creek, Prickly Pear Creek, Tenmile Creek, Spokane Creek, Elk Creek etc.
- Response to floods and fires across the county
Education for Legislators
The Conservation District works to educate our state legislators too! We share real-world concerns of agricultural landowners in the county, and other resource concerns facing the county.