January 7, 2014

Students Contest: What Public Lands Mean to You

National Wildlife Federation, Trout Unlimited and Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (SFRED) are sponsoring a contest for students 15-19 year of age. The topic is “What Public Lands Mean to You.”// SFRED invites students ages 15-19 to write about what public lands mean to them and qualify to receive an all expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. Entry deadline is January 31 – see the announcement below.

Here is the SFRED announcement:

Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development is a coalition led by the National Wildlife Federation, the Theodore Roosevelt
Conservation Partnership and Trout Unlimited, and is dedicated to balancing energy development with conservation on public lands.
The SFRED coalition wants to encourage the next generation of conservation leaders and would like to invite students to tell us what public lands have meant in their lives in the first ever SFRED Youth Essay Contest. We are soliciting essays/blogs on the theme “The importance of public lands to me.” The five winners selected by a panel of representatives from the three SFRED partner organizations will receive a trip to Washington, D.C., to meet with members of each winner’s congressional delegation as well as leaders from the administration and
national conservation groups.

The deadline is approaching soon and essays must be submitted to Brad Powell, Senior Policy Director of the Sportsmen’s Conservation Project at Trout Unlimited, bpowell@tu.org, no later than 11:59 PM EDT on Jan. 31, 2014.

For details about the contest and rules go to the website link below: http://sfred.org/media-center/news/sfred-invites-students-to-submit-essays-on-public-lands

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