Area students win essay scholarship competitionThe Douglas County Lakes Association (DCLA) and Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District team up each year to sponsor an environmental essay scholarship contest.
The Douglas County Lakes Association (DCLA) and Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District team up each year to sponsor an environmental essay scholarship contest.
This year, students were asked to respond to this question: “What potential impacts will aquatic invasive species have on Douglas County and how can citizens protect our lakes and rivers?”
Member of DCLA have selected Bob Guetter of Miltona to receive a $500 scholarship and Randee O’Brien of Alexandria a $300 scholarship. Both are seniors at Jefferson High School in Alexandria.
In addition to the scholarship program, DCLA is involved in many community outreach programs, including the 5th and 6th grade Soil and Water Poster Contest, Community Eco Fair, Kids’ Fishing at Mills Fleet Farm, Youth Habitat Day, Kids’ Groundwater Festival and the Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers campaign.
Winning essays can be read online at www.DouglasSWCD.com.