Envirothon set for April 30

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The 2014 Northeast Ohio Area II Envirothon will be held April 30 at Bronson-Norwalk Conservation Club, Norwalk.

Area high schools may send up to two, five-member teams. Homeschool groups are also encouraged to participate. Students currently in grades 9 through 12 or equivalent home school ranking at the time of the Envirothon may participate.

An "Ecostation" format will be utilized for the competition. At each of the five stations, students will answer questions from the five study content areas of Soils, Wildlife, Forestry, Aquatics, and Environmental Issues. The tests are graded, and the top four teams move on to the state competition.

This year the two-day State Envirothon will be held June 9 and 10 at Salt Fork State Park, Guernsey County. The winning team from the state competition will move on to the National Canon North American Envirothon which will be held July 20-24 at the University of Georgia, in Athens, Georgia.

The Portage Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors provides transportation assistance to participating teams.

Contact the district office with any questions about the Envirothon or to receive registration materials. Call Portage SWCD at 330-297-7633, or stop in the office at 6970 S.R. 88, Ravenna. You may also e-mail Lynn Vogel at lvogel@portageswcd.org . The Portage SWCD website is http://www.portageswcd.org.

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