Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — LEWISTON — The Lyndonville Central School District team of Lily Boyd, Jeremy Foss, Kenneth Kalson, Zachery Karp and Heather Mufford were the first place Orleans County winners at the 2014 Niagara-Orleans Regional Envirothon. The group beat out 13 other teams at the competition held at Bond Lake in Lewiston.
The event, celebrating its 25th year, and tested high school students’ knowledge in five areas: soil, aquatics, forestry, wildlife and current environmental issues.
Not only did the teams have to prepare a 10-minute presentation on sustainable agriculture with an emphasis on local farms, they had to take exams administered by professionals in the soil, aquatics, forestry and wildlife fields. It is a combination of classroom study, research and hands-on field experience.
The Lyndonville team will be moving on to the New York State competition May 21-22 at SUNY Morrisville. Their team advisor is Kathy Wronski.
State Senator George Maziarz, Senator Chris Collins, Assemblyman Stephen Hawley, Assemblywoman Jane Collins, M&T Bank, Albion Sports and Graphics, Sanborn Lions Club, Orleans Poverty Hill Farm and Newroyal Orchards sponsored the Niagara Orleans Counties Soil and Water Conservation Districts competition.