On Tuesday, April 23, the County Commission will recognize those students selected as winners in the County's sixth annual "Saving My Alachua" Environmental Art Contest. Winners from each grade will be recognized at the Commissioners’ regularly scheduled meeting which begins promptly at 5:01 p.m. in the Jack Durrance Auditorium (Room 209) on the second floor of the Alachua County Administration Building (12 S.E. 1st Street, downtown Gainesville).
The contest was open to all K-12 students in Alachua County, including homeschoolers, and encourages students to create artwork depicting their passion for the environment. Their artwork addressed many environmental topics including water conservation, stormwater pollution, natural habitat protection, wilderness and wildlife protection, and proper disposal of toxic waste. Ribbons will be awarded for first, second, and third place in each k-8th grade category and a High School category. Selected winners will be featured in the 2020 Saving My Alachua Calendar, which will also contain tips on protecting the environment.
“Our community’s emerging citizen artists continue to inspire us to do our work for the next generations; that is, to ensure the responsible environmental stewardship of the land, air, water and living resources in Alachua County,” said Alachua County Environmental Protection Department Director Chris Bird.
The artwork is on display in the hallways of the second floor of the County Administration Building outside the Commission Chamber for the month of April.
This event will be televised on Cox Channel 12, and the County’s Video on Demand website.
Visit the Saving My Alachua Art Contest Facebook page or the Saving My Alachua web page.
For more information, contact Eliana Bardi at 352-264-6810 or firstname.lastname@example.org.