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09/24/2013, Announcing The 2013 Guerin Memorial Essay Contest

Who may enter: Anyone residing in Coos County.
From 7th to 12th grade (Including home schooled)
Topic Choices: (select one)

  1. Explain how conservation practices used by landowners (farmers, ranchers, timber holders) can benefit water quality in Coos County/Oregon.
  2. What Conservation practices used by landowners and/or the public in Coos County are utilized to protect soil and decrease erosion?
  3. How have farming, ranching, or timber land management practices changed over the last 100 years to protect the environment and water quality in Oregon or Coos County?

Deadline: For submitting essays is November 1, 2013 at 4:30pm.
Mail 4 copies of entry to: Coos Soil and Water Conservation District Office
                               371 North Adams Street
                            Coquille, Oregon 97423
*Faxed or emailed entries will not be accepted*
Contact Staff: (Coos SWCD) – (541) 396-6879,
                      Length of Essay: A minimum of 500 words.
                                                  (Typed or written in ink)
                   Cash Prizes:
                   First Place            $150.00                     
                                      Second Place                   $125.00                   
                                                Third Place            $100.00                 
Prizes will be awarded at the Coos SWCD’s Annual Meeting in December, time and place to be announced.   
The First place winner will have his or her name engraved on a traveling plaque that will be placed in his/her school for one year. This contest “in memory of Tom and Dorothy Guerin” is sponsored by the Coos Soil & Water Conservation District.