NEW YORK STATE ANNOUNCES ARBOR DAY POSTER CONTEST

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December 17, 2013

Phone: (518) 402-9425

Link: http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/25420.html

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens invites fifth graders to showcase their artistic talents and help to increase public awareness about trees in New York by participating in the annual National Arbor Day Poster Contest.

"Trees play a vital role in the lives of New Yorkers and are a vital part of our ecosystem," Commissioner Martens said. "Whether someone is tapping a maple tree in early spring or relaxing in the shade of a tree on a hot summer day, trees are integral to our quality of life. I encourage fifth graders to join in our celebration of trees by drawing, sketching or painting their favorite trees and showcasing why trees are important in our daily lives."

Posters must be submitted by December 17, 2013 to allow time for judging and printing of the artwork as part of the celebration of Arbor Day 2014. The contest is open to all students enrolled in the fifth grade. Contest packets can be obtained by contacting Sally Kellogg, DEC's poster contest coordinator, at (518) 402-9425, or by visiting http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/25420.html Packets include background information, hands-on educational activities and contest rules.
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