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2009 Media Releases

May 7, 2009
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David Norris, Citizen Information Center, 441-7547
Jerry Obrist, Lincoln Water System, 441-7571


Mayor Chris Beutler today announced the winners of the annual water conservation poster contest. Lincoln fifth-graders participated in the art contest, sponsored by the Mayor's Water Conservation Task Force. The top two entries were submitted by Colby Reffert, Pyrtle Elementary School, whose artwork will be displayed on two StarTran busboards for two months; and Alivia Fisher, Ruth Hill Elementary School, whose artwork will be displayed on billboards for one year.

"We all need to be good stewards of our environment and our natural resources, and this annual poster contest is a great way to help introduce our young people to that responsibility," said Mayor Beutler. "It's never too early to reinforce good water conservation practices. If our young citizens are to make intelligent decisions about water and the environment in general, they must be taught not only scientific facts, but also to value and respect our natural resources."

The third-place winner was Abby Vokoun of Adams Elementary. Honorable mention awards were presented to Elizabeth Mosier, Zeman Elementary; Kaitlynne Janes, Kahoa Elementary; Alex Salzman, Pyrtle Elementary; Hannah O'Neill, Ruth Hill Elementary; Morgan Kinney, Adams Elementary; Dylan Fitzgerald, Morley Elementary; and Rachel R. Overton, Rousseau Elementary.

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