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Poster Contest

Each year the Conservation Districts of Iowa hold a Soil and Water Conservation Poster Contest. Theme for the 2015 contest was "Local Heroes- Your Hardworking Pollinators."  Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company and the Auxiliary of the Conservation Districts of Iowa (CDI) co-sponsored the Soil and Water Conservation Poster Contest.
Competition is open to all children who are residents of Iowa from kindergarten through 12th grade. The winning poster then competes in the Regional contest. Sometimes teachers are so busy with their curriculum that they are unable to encourage students to compete, but students can compete individually as well as through their class.
 
For more information you can contact Jones SWCD office or go to the CDI web site for full details, click here.
 
These are the results from the 2015 contest:
The 2015 Jones County poster contest winners were displayed at the Earth Day Conservation Fair on April 19, 2015 in the Lawrence Community Center in Anamosa. Thanks to the financial supporters of this year's poster contest: Jones County Conservation, Jones SWCD, and the Grant Wood Trail Association.
 
2015 Local Winners:
 
Overall Winner- Lydia Recker (top right photo)
        Lydia was awarded the top prize of $50 from the Jones SWCD. In all, the Jones SWCD awarded $160 to six students. Donations from Welter Seed and Honey and Innovative Ag Services supported the contest and Jones County Conservation provided the six winners with tickets for free paddle boat rentals at Central Park Lake.

Division 2- Grades 2-3 (bottom photo on right)
        1st place- Haili Schlarmann
        2nd place- Kinzi Schlarmann
Division 3- Grades 4-6 (third photo on right)
        2nd place- Maci Boffeli
        3rd place- Miles Hatchel
Division 4- Grades 7-9 (second photo on right)
        1st place- Austin Timm

The Water Rocks! team was also at the Conservation Fair along with their Conservation Station. The Conservation Station is a mobile learning center that travels across the state teaching Iowans what they can do to improve water quality and reduce soil erosion. Along with fun and educational activities, the Conservation Station is complete with a rainfall simulator showing the effects of rainfall over different land cover.

The Water Rocks! mobile Conservation Station.
 
 Water Rocks! team station at the Earth Day Conservation Fair.