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Background:
The 2001 Minnesota State Envirothon was Wednesday, May 23, at Camp Wilderness near Park Rapids in Hubbard County.

Who won?
Rushford-Peterson High School from Fillmore County won (for the third year in a row) with a score of 111.5 (out of a possible 130 points). A second team from Rushford-Peterson took second place with 110 points and third place went to Lincoln High School from Pennington County (Thief River Falls) with 104.5 points.

Who participated?
Approximately 1,200 students, 261 teams, participated in the Area Envirothons; 27 teams participated in the State Envirothon.

Area I:   92 teams
Area II:  41 teams
Area III:  28 teams
Area IV: 27 teams
Area V: 39 teams
Area VI: 15 teams
Area VII: 19 teams

THANKS TO ALL THE AREA ENVIROTHON COORDINATORS FOR THEIR WORK!

Who sponsored it?
Area Envirothons were sponsored by individual Soil and Water Conservation Districts, area
Soil and Water Conservation District Associations, local businesses, and groups. The State Envirothon was sponsored by the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, the Minnesota Forestry Association, the Pollution Control Agency, and the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Auxiliary.

Who helped?
Tons of people! Special thanks go to the State Envirothon Committee and to Area I Soil and Water Conservation District for hosting this year’s State Envirothon. Committee members include Cheryl Green (Mahnomen Soil and Water Conservation District); Cheryl Sistad (Marshall/Beltrami Soil and Water Conservation District); Lori Thronson (Norman Soil and Water Conservation District); Maggie Leach (Pennington Soil and Water Conservation District); Marilyn Berry (Hubbard Soil and Water Conservation District); Mary Jo Anderson (Board of Water and Soil Resources); Pete Raeker (Board of Water and Soil Resources); Sheila Vanney (Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts); Tanya Hanson (Red Lake Soil and Water Conservation District); Vicki Miller (Norman Soil and Water Conservation District). Thanks also, to all the area coordinators and sponsors, and all of the presenters and oral presentation judges (which include staff from the Department of Natural Resources, University of Minnesota Extension Service, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and NRCS). Finally, special thanks to Camp Wilderness for providing the facility for the competition.

What about the National Envirothon?
It’s July 24 to July 29 in Raymond (near Jackson) Mississippi. About 54 teams are expected to compete.

What about next year?
Special thanks to Soil and Water Conservation District Area III, which has agreed to host the 2002 State Envirothon.
 


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