CACD NEWS: NACD National Stewardship Week & CACD 2021 Poster Contest: “Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities.”

Greetings Conservation Districts:

NACD’s 66th Stewardship Week started April 25th, and runs through May 2nd, 2021.  The stewardship and conservation educational materials provided during “Stewardship Week” are available to be used all year long and we encourage you to share with everyone; especially teachers and parents who are homeschooling. The materials can also be used for fun activities throughout the summer and for the CACD Poster Contest held annually in November!

What is the NACD Stewardship Week?

NACD Stewardship Week is one of the largest national programs to promote natural resource conservation.  Celebrated annually since 1955 between the last Sunday in April and the first Sunday in May, NACD Stewardship Week reminds us of our individual responsibilities to care for natural resources. 

For more information on NACD’s Stewardship Week please follow this link: For easy access to NACD Stewardship Week Education Materials please visit CACD’s website at


2021 Poster Contest

For the 2021 contest, you have a choice of working with both 5th and 6th graders, or you may choose to work with 5th grade only or 6th grade only.

This year the theme title is “Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities.”
The poster size requirement will be the same this year; 14″x22″ (half a poster).
The theme title must be on the front side with the drawing.

I have attached the 2021 CACD state entry form, along with the NACD entry form and poster contest materials made available to us by NACD.   You are welcome to use these materials and the NACD PowerPoint, but you are not required.  Please use what works best for you and please make sure you are aware of the national rules if you want your students to be able to compete at both the state and national level.

Each year districts come up with great ideas for local-level education workshops to support the poster contest and as always, CACD appreciates how much time and effort the districts put into the education piece of the contest.  It is all about giving the kids an opportunity to learn and have fun in the process!   Please feel free to share your feedback from the 2020 virtual poster contest.
As of right now, CACD plans to hold the Annual Meeting in person this November in Colorado Springs, which will include our traditional Poster Contest event!  Please reach out if you have any questions.  

All poster contest educational materials & forms are also available on the CACD website at


Written and submitted by:

Bobbi Ketels, CACD Executive Director

Colorado Association of Conservation DistrictsPO Box 1175, Lamar, CO 81052
O) 719-336-3437, ext 130
C) 719-686-0020

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