We collaborated with a museum, conservation districts, and agencies across the state to bring a virtual Envirothon to life in late May. Eleven high schools with 68 students competed across 5 topics: aquatic ecology, soils and land use, wildlife, forestry, and a special issue of local water management. After 4 days of tests and a team oral presentation, we congratulate this year’s winners from Garfield-Palouse who went on to compete in the national competition. We thank the WA Department of Ecology for funding us so we could encourage the next generation of natural resource gurus.
The outreach doesn’t stop there as we have two events coming up! First, find us at the North Central Washington Fair Aug. 26-29th to learn more about fire relief, weed control, soil health, and water quality. Next, if you are interested in learning more about stream restoration structures like the ones installed on Foster Creek, we will join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Conservation Northwest, and Anabranch Solutions to host a hands-on workshop. We will demonstrate installation and stream benefits on September 29th and 30th near Bridgeport. To RSVP for this free event, call Ryan Lefler at (509) 423-5990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.