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John Muir Essay & Poster Contest in Napa County

By John Stephens

Hundreds of Napa County students in grades K-12 will participate in the eighth annual John Muir Essay Contest in celebration of John Muir's birthday and Earth Day. Six hundred dollars in prizes will be awarded.

The ever popular event raises awareness that many of our surrounding Oak woodlands are threatened with being bulldozed and replaced with vineyards and home sites and that native species are being pushed back to increasingly smaller enclaves.

Under the supervision of their teachers, students in grades K-6 will create a poster of their vision of "Our Beautiful Napa Hillsides." Any medium may be used. Middle and highschool students will write a 400 word (maximum) essay "What Is Nature."

At the presentation ceremony on May first (1998), a City Official will congratulate students and award the checks. Beaming Sierra Club members and proud parents and grandparents will be on hand to make this an event the students will remember for years.

For more information: contact:
John Stephens, Napa County Group Conservation Chair

Source: "John Muir Essay & Poster Contest in Napa County", Sierra Club Redwood Chapter Newsletter April, 1998

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