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Council 10 Envirothon Held

Fayette County Schools participated in the Council 10 Envirothon competition on April 12th at Ballard Nature Center east of Altamont.  Council 10 is an association of five Soil & Water Conservation Districts including Effingham, Jasper, Cumberland, Shelby and Fayette counties.  Twenty 5-member teams participated in the event this year.  Fayette County schools had six teams present.  Teams were tested in five different subjects dealing with the environment: Soils, Aquatics, Wildlife, Forestry, and Salt & Fresh Water Estuaries.  Presenters at each of the five stations were: Zach Weber, Soil Scientist with NRCS at Soils, Jeremy Logan from the ACOE at Aquatics, Gary Potts, with the IDNR at Wildlife, Mary Grapperhaus, also with IDNR at Forestry, and Karan Gruel presented Fresh and Salt Water Estuaries. Neoga High School Team #1 took top honors for the contest, with Brownstown Team #1 getting the highest score for Fayette County schools.  I think it is brought up at every contest we have but we like to stress that there are several agencies that work together to make sure this contest, as well as all other presentations, are a success and it would be hard to do this without the cooperation of each and every person. But most of the people working at the Envirothon do so because they know it is a worth while effort to give kids a better understanding of their environment.



Fayette County 1st Place

Brownstown Team 1


Team 1 - Jordan Koehler, Zack Koehler, Jeff Taylor, Justin Frailey, Jacob Rolfinsmeier


Team 2 - Jacob Bloemker, Isaac Hebstreit, Nawson Baker, Colton Payne

South Central

Team 1 - Spencer Hulsey, Carson Hulsey, Jordan Schaal, Blake Mitchell, Blake Chastain

South Central

Alternate Team - Dusty Glass, Sierra Nanini, Alex Hall, Morgan Kramer, Tresston Bahde

301 South Third Street
Vandalia,  IL  62471
618-283-1095 ext. 3
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Karen Sanders - fayettecountyswcd@att.net
Tony Pals - tony.pals@il.nacdnet.net