Lake Greenwood and our water is a valuable resource to all of us. Elementary School students in Greenwood, Laurens, and Newberry Counties were invited to participate in an art contest to help promote the conservation of Lake Greenwood.
We all use water daily; from drinking it, to fighting fires, and growing our food. Together, we need to take care of it and conserve it as part of the way we live. All entries were requested to convey the theme of the contest “My Lake, My Future” with students considering why the water in Lake Greenwood important to them, why it is important to protect Lake Greenwood, and how they can you be a good steward of Lake Greenwood.
The following winners were notified on February 2nd and their awards were presented at the Lake Greenwood Cleanup on March 11, 2017 when volunteers gathered for lunch at the Lake Greenwood State Park. Grades K-2nd winners include 1st place winner, Wiley Perrin, and 2nd place winner Tatum Bonaca Grades 3rd-5th winners include 1st place winner, Noah Perrin, 2nd place winner, Grasyn Peterson, and 3rd place winner McAllister Byrd. Honorable Mention was presented to Jayla Eustace.
The students’ artwork will be featured on the Preserving Lake Greenwood website, www.preservinglakegreenwood.org, and on display at the Arts Center of Greenwood March 1st through 25th.
Congratulations to all of our winners!
If you are interested in learning more about water, watersheds, drinking water, and protecting our water, consider visiting www.kids.nationalgeographic.com, www.water.usgs.gov/edu, or www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water
Preserving Lake Greenwood serves Laurens, Greenwood, and Newberry Counties by preserving and restoring the quality of Lake Greenwood for current and future generations through education and advocacy. All our welcome to attend monthly meetings to learn about and comment on issues concerning Lake Greenwood, held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Commission of Public Works, 121 West Court Avenue, Greenwood, SC. www.preservinglakegreenwood.org