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Wednesday March 13th, 2013

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The Essex Region Conservation Authority is launching a new contest where they are inviting all students to be ‘Down to Earth’. ERCA is looking for common-sense actions you take to help improve the environment in your contest submission either in a photograph, an essay, a poem, or drawing.

They are looking to hear about your efforts to recycle, to reduce energy use, to plant trees and to help teach your family, friends and neighbours to do the same.

If you attend school in Windsor or Essex County, you are eligible to enter. Be sure to include your name, address, phone number, email address, parents’ name, your grade, and the name of your school with your submission. Submissions should not be copyrighted; by making your submission you are granting ERCA the right to use it on its website or as a part of other ERCA publicity. For other guidelines, visit their website at www.erca.org

Entries will be divided into five categories ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The deadline for submission is April 9th. The winning entry from each category will receive a cool prize package and be honoured for their achievement at Earth Day Tree Planting Celebrations in east Windsor on Sunday, April 21st at 10am.

Earth Day Tree Planting Celebrations will take place from 10am until 1pm on Sunday, April 21st at Florence & McHugh, just east of the WFCU Centre. More than 1500 trees will be planted thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Windsor Cardiac Centre.

Since 1973, the Essex Region Conservation Authority has served as a community-based organization dedicated to protecting, restoring and managing the natural resources of the Essex Region.

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