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Local students participate in Envirothon

Students from Bellefontaine, Indian Lake and Riverside high schools competed recently in the Area IV Envirothon at the Maria Stein Spiritual Center in Mercer County.

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Students participate in the Area IV Enivirothon on May 7. (PHOTO | LOGAN SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT)

The Envirothon is an outdoor, academic, environmental competition for high school students. Bellefontaine was the top team from Logan County placing 9th and 23rd out of the 69 teams. Riverside finished 32nd and 39th, and Indian Lake placed 41st and 62nd.

The three school teams were sponsored by the Logan Soil and Water Conservation District and the Pheasants Forever Chapter 285. The students and advisers also participated in a training session at Camp Kirkmont on May 1 and heard the following speakers and topics: Jason Gibbs, Mercer County SWCD, current environmental issues; Jim Bartlett, Bartlett Forestry Consulting, forestry; George Feltham, NRCS Earth Team volunteer and Logan SWCD volunteer, aquatics; Gary Herren, Indian Lake High School vo-ag teacher, soils.

The top four teams from the area event qualified to participate in the State Envirothon on June 10 and 11 at Deer Creek State Park. For a complete list of teams involved in the Area  IV Envirothon visit  www.areaivenvirothon.org.

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