2022 Scholarship Program

The Bent Conservation District strives to recognize outstanding student leadership, community services, and to promote participation in agriculture related fields.

This year's scholarship recipient is the Salutatorian of Las Animas High School.  He will be continuing his education at Garden City Community College, where he plans to complete the John Deere Ag Tech Program.  He will then return, to work for 4Rivers Equipment.  A big congratulations to Caden Morlan!

Pictured is Caden Morlan holding his certificate from the Bent Conservation District for being the 2022 scholarship recipient.  

Afternoon Light

Camp Rocky registration is OPEN  for 2022

Every year the board supports and promotes area youth to attend Camp Rocky.  Bent CD awards Camp Rocky Scholarships in May/June and the camp is held in July.   This year's dates are  July 10-15th 2022.

Camp Rocky is an educational week long, residential camp for 14 through 19 year olds who enjoy the outdoors and are interested in natural resources.  Camp is located outside Divide, Colorado.  Camp Rocky’s professional staff helps participants learn about their environment through hands-on experiences.  Students work in teams, making new friends from across Colorado.  Each year, new and returning students choose one resource field for their area of focus.

Contact the office for Scholarship information.  The board awards partial and full scholarships to attend Camp Rocky.

For 2019, the board awarded a Camp Rocky scholarship to Gayle Boyd and Jimmi  Boyd from Las Animas, Colorado. 

2019 Camp Rocky Attendees

Dandelion Fields
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National Stewardship Week-
April 24th thru May 1st 2022

Bent Conservation District celebrated National Stewardship Week by going to the local elementary school classrooms.  Kindergarten and First grade students from McClave Elementary and Kindergarten students from Las Animas Elementary schools listened to a couple of stories about seeds turning into plants. The students were then given pots, soil and seeds to plant and watch grow into flowers.  Students were also able to "dig" into a special treat of dirt and worms (chocolate sandwich cookies, chocolate pudding and gummy worms, that is).  


Pictured below are Kindergarten and First grade students from McClave Elementary School planting seeds.


 Poster Contest

Each year, we hold a poster contest for area students. The top three posters are awarded money from the Bent Conservation District. 

2021 Poster Contest Theme

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Congratulations to our Poster winners! 

In order from left to right:

3rd Place receiving $20- Tylee Collins, 2nd Place receiving $30- Rhyelin Harper, 1st Place receiving $50- Mia Montalvo

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Thank you Mrs. Davis's 5th Grade class for all the wonderful posters!  It made picking only three extremely difficult.

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