“Forests for People: More Than You Can Imagine!” is the 2011 theme for the annual Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation District Poster Contest. Click to hear KMZU’s Chasity Anderson talk with Kristen Lourenco, Information/Education Specialist with the conservation district…

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Press Release from the Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation District
“Forests for People: More Than You Can Imagine!” is the 2011 Livingston County SWCD Poster Contest theme

Forests for People: More Than You Can Imagine! is the 2011 theme for the annual Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation District Poster Contest. This year’s theme is used in partnership with the USDA-Forest Service and American Forest Foundation/Project Learning Tree. The contest will be launched January 3, 2011 and will continue through January 31, 2011.

Presentations will be made to all 4th – 6th grade students attending school in Livingston County.
Any 7th – 12th grade student who would like to participate in the countywide contest can obtain information from the schools’ art instructors or the Livingston County SWCD office. The contest is also open to any 4th – 12th grade student that is home schooled in the county.

Congratulations again to 2010 “Conservation Habits = Healthy Habits” overall county poster contest winners: 4th -6th grade 1st Place Winner: Harley Jones, daughter of Gabe and Tina Jones 4th grade Central School; 2nd Place Winner: Jenna Williams, daughter of Leanna Coberlly, 6th grade Chula R-3; 3rd Place Winner Cole Gutshall Son of Bill and Angie Gutshall, 5th grade Central Elementary; 7th – 12th grade 1st Place Winner: Caitlin Mitchell, daughter of David and Nancy Mitchell, 12th grade Chillicothe High School; 2nd Place Winner: October Lantz, daughter of Kerri Brenner, 12th grade Chillicothe High School; 3rd Place Winner: Amber Kieffer, daughter of Robert and Michelle Kieffer, 12th grade Chillicothe High School.

For more information on soil and water conservation educational opportunities, or the county poster contest, please contact Kristen Lourenco, Information/Education Specialist, at 660-646-5687 ext. 112.