2 youths honored by DNR for their conservation efforts The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently honored two youths for their inexpensive oakley sunglasses outstanding oakley bottlecap sunglasses conservation efforts during a ceremony at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair.
Eliza Sankovitz from Waseca in Waseca County received the 4 H award and Melissa Schilling from Frazee in Becker County received the Future Farmers of America (FFA) award. The DNR Commissioner's Youth Awards are given annually to an FFA student and 4 H member who have demonstrated initiative, leadership, creativity and achievement in conservation and wise use of natural and agricultural resources. This is the 25th year of the award program. Curious about the quality oakley sunglasses on sale of the water in Clear Lake, Eliza Sankovitz asked the question, "What pollutants might be entering the lake?" This was the beginning of Sankovitz's 4 H project titled "How Clear is Clear Lake." Sankovitz found three locations around Clear Lake and took oakley 2015 sunglasses water samples after rain events. She then tested the water samples for bacteria, nitrates, chlorine, lead and pesticides. Sankovitz said she did find some pollutants entering the lake. Sankovitz is the daughter of Tom and Gretchen Sankovitz. Schilling grew up on a farm in rural Becker County. As a member of her FFA Fish and Wildlife Management team, she placed as top individual multiple times at regional competitions. Schilling also placed first in her area and third at state in the Minnesota Senior Envirothon.
As a member of the Youth Conservation Corps, Schilling worked at the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. While on the job, she assisted with prairie restoration, bird surveys, goose banding, invasive species control and refuge facility maintenance. Schilling is currently enrolled at the University of Minnesota Crookston, and is pursuing a degree in wildlife management.
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