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Cowlitz Clean Waters Calendar Contest
Posted Date: 9/28/2017
2018 Student Calendar Contest Focusing on Solutions to Stormwater Pollution

Cowlitz Clean Waters, a new local public education campaign targeting stormwater pollution, is sponsoring its first annual student calendar contest and it is open to middle school students (grades 6-8) within Cowlitz County, including public, private and homeschooled students.

Middle school students are encouraged to create artwork or write a haiku or short poem depicting ways to prevent stormwater pollution and to keep our Cowlitz County waters clean, including the Cowlitz, Coweeman and Columbia Rivers, and Lake Sacajawea.

Prizes for art and poetry selected to be in the calendar include Amazon gift cards with a grand prize value of $350.00. The calendar contest entry form and rules can be found online at

The deadline for submittal is Tuesday, November 7, 2017. If you have questions you may contact Van McKay at the City of Kelso at 360-577-3323.

Cowlitz Clean Waters is a collaborative initiative of the City of Kelso, City of Longview, Cowlitz County, Consolidated Drainage Improvement District #1 (CDID#1), Kelso School District, Longview School District, Washington State University (WSU) Cowlitz County Extension and the Lower Columbia College.

This partnership is committed to developing a public information and education campaign to help inform the Lower Columbia region about the impacts of stormwater runoff on our local waterways and to affect behavior changes and water quality improvements in our communities.