Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Where Does Your Water Shed?


November 14, 2013 News Release

(Chadron, NE) The Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 NRD Poster Contest.  

Focusing on the theme “Where Does Your Water Shed?” the poster contest highlights the educational outreach efforts of the UNWNRD, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs), as well as the state and national conservation associations and agencies. The contest is part of National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Stewardship Week, the longest running celebration of conservation in the country.

UNWNRD Winners are as follows:

Grades 2-3:
1st Place =Alisyn Swinney, Chadron Intermediate School
2nd Place =Aidan Dressel, Chadron Intermediate School

Grades 4-6:
1st Place = Tucker Schott, Gordon-Rushville Middle School
2nd Place = Macey Daniels, Chadron Intermediate School

Grades 7-9:
1st Place = Laura Bergman, Gordon-Rushville Middle School
2nd Pace = Kenna Rose, Gordon-Rushville Middle School

Swinney, Schott, and Bergman’s artwork will advance to the state competition.  First place posters at the state competition are then entered into the NACD contest which will be judged at the NACD annual meeting in January.

The contest is co-sponsored by Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts, National Association of Conservation Districts and the NACD Auxiliary and provides an opportunity for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 to illustrate their thoughts about soil, water and other natural resources.  The 2014 Stewardship Week will be celebrated in April with a new theme of “Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil”

Each year, the poster contest starts at the local Natural Resources District level. UNWNRD first place winners received a check for $20, while second place was awarded $10 and more than 180 students submitted entries to the local level.  Individuals and teachers from within the Upper Niobrara White NRD which includes Box Butte, Dawes, Sheridan and Northern Sioux Counties may direct questions regarding the local contest to Sheri Daniels 308.432.6190 or daniels@unwnrd.org.

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Nebraska’s NRDs * Protecting Property * Protecting Lives * Protecting the Future!
For More Information Please Contact: Sheri Daniels, 308.432.6190 or E-mail daniels@unwnrd.org

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