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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dine in Painesville to sponsor students' Envirothon

Make a difference this Earth eating dinner at Chester's Legacy Tavern at 11 Chester Street in Painesville!

Join the Envirothon between 6 and 9 p.m. Thursday, April 22, and 10 percent of your bill (excluding alcohol) will go to the 2010 State Envirothon competition June 14 and 15 at Lake Erie College.

To participate, print a flyer from the Geauga or Lake Soil and Water Conservation District Web sites, make reservations by calling 440-354-5000, and give the flyer to your server when you get to the restaurant.

The Envirothon is an outdoor, academic, natural resources competition, as well as an exciting, effective tool for incorporating environmental education into high school classrooms.

Schools participate in teams, each consisting of 5 dedicated students, and are tested in five areas: aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, soils, and a current environmental issue. Working together, the students gain team building skills, knowledge of science and appreciation for local natural resources.

Students from Perry High, Riverside High, Chardon High, Hawken School, Ledgemoent High, Kenston High and West Geauga High will compete in this year's area Envirothon, held April 28 at Camp Wise in Burton.

About 400 Ohio teams compete each year, but only the top 20 teams ultimately compete for the state title and a chance to attend the Canon Envirothon, hosted by a different state or Canadian province each year.

For more information contact Gail Doyle at 440-834-1122 or or Beth Landers at 440-350-2730 or

-- Sandra M. Klepach,


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