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Conservation district photo contest winners highlight diverse benefits of resource stewardship

Conservation district photo contest winners highlight diverse benefits of resource stewardship

The Washington State Conservation Commission (SCC) is pleased to announce winners of the 2020 Conservation District Photo Contest. The three winning photos were among over 140 entries submitted by conservation district (CD) staff and board members that show the diversity of communities and resources served through voluntary conservation in Washington State.

The annual Conservation District Photo Contest is sponsored by the SCC Communications, Partnership, and Outreach Committee — a group of CD staff and board members working to make it easier for all CDs to spread the word about who they are and the services they offer.

The winners are:
Flowers in the sun
Hodgepodge of Pollination, by Megan Martin-Aust (Pacific CD)

bluebird flying
Female Mountain Bluebird Leaving Nest Box, by Benjamin Carroll (Okanogan CD)

field
Fields of Gold and Green, by Zack Carter (Palouse CD)
The SCC also is pleased to recognize the following 11 contest finalists:
creek
Creek Near Rainy Lake in the Spring, by Benjamin Carroll (Okanogan CD)
creek
Water Through the Breaks, by Garrett LaCivita (Palouse CD)

bee
Common Orange Banded Bumblebee, Bombus Huntii, Flying Next to Native American Plum, by Dean White (Lincoln Co. CD)
sunset
Post Harvest Sunset Across Hwy 2,
by Elizabeth Jackson
(Foster Creek CD)
cranberries
Corralling the Berries,
by Megan Martin-Aust (Pacific CD)

kid with salamander
Youth Holding Salamander, by Kiana Sinner (Thurston CD)
squirrel
Columbian Ground Squirrel Gathering Material, by Benjamin Carroll (Okanogan CD)
Dawn from Veterans Corp Putting Final Touches on a Rain Garden, by Kari Quaas (Snohomish CD)
field
Residue, by Garrett LaCivita
(Palouse CD)
plan
What Is Your Forest Like? by Ashley Smithers
(Clark CD)
sunrise
CRP Sunrise, by Joanna Cowles Cleveland
(Walla Walla County CD)