With the help of all the great people in our District, including schools and producers, San Juan SWCD facilitates information-sharing, shares regulatory requirements and opportunities for funding, and educates students about conservation. 

Students viewing native cottonwoods along the San Juan River


Workshops are an opportunity for us to bring in experts on a variety of subjects into our community, and provide local landowners with the tools they need to be better land managers. Check our Facebook or our News page for upcoming workshops, and click the links below for information from past workshops:

2018 Desert Composting Workshop
2018 Financial Compliance for Ditch Companies
2017 Fall Ditch Herbicides Workshop
2017 Septic Workshop
2015 Soil Health Workshop
2015 Ditch Improvement Planning Workshop
2012 Four Corners River Health Workshop

Poster Contest

As part of the National Association of Conservation Districts, we hold a poster contest for 4th and 5th graders every spring for Earth Day and Soil Stewardship Week. Stay tuned for the upcoming contest. Visit our Facebook page (links below) to check out our past winners!

2017, Healthy Soils are Full of Life: Winners/ Honorable Mention
2016, We all Need Trees: Winners and all posters
2015, Pollinators: Our Local Heroes: All posters/winners
2014, Dig Deeper! Secrets in the SoilAll posters/winners

Rolling Rivers Trailer

Our Rolling Rivers trailer is a large, interactive model of a watershed like that of the San Juan and Animas rivers. It is available for free annual visits to your event or classroom.  The trailer is an engaging lesson about rivers, erosion, watersheds, and where our water comes from; students and grown-ups alike love it! It is in high demand every spring, so we recommend scheduling 2 months in advance. The ideal set-up is 20-30 minute lessons for 4th-6th graders.


For the last few years, San Juan SWCD has sponsored a team of Navajo Prep students to compete in the NM Envirothon, a weekend long competition testing high school students’ knowledge of soils, aquatics, forestry, wildlife, and conservation problem-solving around a specific topic. The 2017 team "Fierce Fungis" placed  9th overall in New Mexico! Visit the NMACD website for more information about the state contest.