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December 04, 2016
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Wallenpaupack sweeps Envirothon

Members of the Green Revolution team from Wallenpaupack Area High School celebrate their achievements at the Pike/Wayne Envirothon. From left in the front row are Nick Pomroy, Nicole Grzejka, Courtney Singleton, Janie Mergler and Tony Kietrys, their advisor. Standing behind the team is Michele Ulmer, Pike County Conservation District administrative manager. Absent from photo were advisor Linda Lohner and student Bryce Evans.

The Green Revolution team will represent Pike County at the state level and Kietrys anticipates a good outcome there. “It gets tough at states because everyone’s a champion, but they always do really well,” he said. Wayne County will be represented by the Platinum Platypi team. The statewide winning team will represent Pennsylvania at the 2011 Canon Envirothon, North America’s largest environmental competition, which takes place July 24-29 in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.

The Pennsylvania Envirothon partners with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, the PA Fish and Boat Commission, PA Game Commission, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resource Bureaus of Forestry and State Parks, the PA Department of Environmental Protection, the PA Department of Agriculture and the PA Department of Education. The partners provide educational reference materials as well as technical expertise, knowledge and assistance at the event. Students also heard about Lackawanna College’s new Ecological Sustainability Program and potential career opportunities.

For more information contact the Pike County Conservation District at 570/226-8220 or the Wayne Conservation District at 570/253-0930.