SWCD Land Use Council 2 Envirothon compete

Pictured are Stark County High School Envirothon team members: Front row-left to right: Cassidy Baxter and Katie McCauley; Back row – left to right: Whitney Schupp, Lily Snyder, Dustin Moody, Cammille Gaspard, Makenzie Evans, Robert Robinson.

The Stark County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) was one of six soil and water conservation districts that sponsored the 2018 Land Use Council 2 Envirothon. This year’s Envirothon was held at Black Hawk College, East Campus on March 15, 2018.

Twenty teams from Bureau, Henry, Marshall-Putnam, Mercer, Rock Island, and Stark Counties competed in this year’s event. Each Envirothon team consisted of five high school members, and teams listened to presentations covering the subject areas of Aquatics, Forestry, Soils, Wildlife, and this year’s current event topic: “Western Rangeland Management.” Following each presentation, students worked together as teams to complete written exams that tested on the presentations, as well as study reference materials, for each topic. All the Envirothon teams were provided study materials and a scenario on the current event topic, prior to the Envirothon competition, and the top three teams presented information and solutions to a panel of judges. The exams and oral presentations were totaled to determine overall winners.

The teams with the top three scores were: Midland #1, Midland #2, and Hall high schools.  Hall High School was the overall competition winner and will represent Land Use Council 2 at the State Envirothon competition in Monticello in May. Two teams from Stark County High School competed at this year’s Envirothon.

The Stark County SWCD thanks David and Sharon Sager and Rumbold and Kuhn, Inc. for their generous donations toward the Stark County Envirothon expenses.

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