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Contests and Envirothon

Durham Soil and Water are holding their Annual Bookmark Contest March 1, 2018 - April 26, 2018 for K-2nd grade students in Durham.  This year the theme is “Things Found in The NC forest”.  Complete rules on the contest and entry forms can be found on the Environmental Education page of this website.

Click on the link below to view upcoming contests and Envirothon information
Environmental Education


Falls Lake Agriculture Rule, 15A NCAC 2B Rule 0280

Establishes collective nitrogen and Phosphorus reduction goals for agricultural operations in the watershed. This rule will effect anyone who engages in agricultural operations in the Falls Lake Watershed, produces crops or horticulture products (excluding trees) primarily for financial profit, engages in research activities in support of commercial production or has:

  • 5 or more horses
  • 20 or more cattle
  • 20 or more swine not in a feedlot
  • 150 or more swine in a feedlot
  • 120 or more sheep
  • 130 or more goats
  • 650 or more turkeys
  • 3,500 or more chickens
  • any combination that exceeds 20,000 pounds of live weight at anytime
All persons this rule effects, must register with their Local Advisory Committee. To register or for more details, please visit the NC Division of Soil and Water Conservation's website at