“Community Waters” was the theme for this year’s Poster & Essay contest. The Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) annual poster contest was another success this year with the 6th grade students from the North Branch Middle School participating.  Each year a theme is chosen and presented to area schools.  Each year a theme is chosen and presented to area schools.  This year the theme provided students with the opportunity to learn about the many facets of water, why our water resources are so important to us, and how we can better protect and preserve this amazing resource in their own watersheds.

The posters are judged at the local level on 50% impact of conservation message, 30% originality, and 20% artistic arrangement, the first place winner at each school received $50.00 and the second place poster received $25.00.

All the students who made a poster were given a candy treat from the SWCD for their participation.

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North Branch Poster Winners

1st Paris Kopp (6th grade)

2nd Miaya Volkman (6th grade)



Thank you to the teachers who take advantage of this great teaching opportunity, and to all the wonderful young artists who made the judging extremely difficult. Congratulations!