Celebrating Wildflowers – Children’s Poster Contest Underway
By Moosetrack Megan


The Yellowstone Ranger District’s annual “Celebrating Wildflowers” poster drawing and coloring contest is underway.  The event is open to all public and home school elementary school children in Park County.  Every year the Yellowstone Ranger District sponsors the contest to increase appreciation of wildflowers & awareness of noxious weeds.

Students in kindergarten through second grades get to choose the pattern flower to color in any medium they wish.  Students in third through fifth grades are to draw and color their own wildflower posters.  Poster and contest information is available at participating schools or by calling or stopping by the Ranger District offices in Livingston or Gardiner.

“All of the schools in Park County are participating in this event, so we expect many entries,” said DJ Robb, Custer Gallatin Forest Information Receptionist.  “The completed posters are due on April 12 or 13 and should be turned in at the Yellowstone Ranger District Office in Livingston, 5242 Hwy 89 South.  Gardiner Schools should turn their posters into the Gardiner District Office.”

This annual, local event compliments the nationwide Forest Service “Celebrating Wildflowers” program. The poster coloring and drawing contest provides an exciting, fun and educational event.

For more information on the contest, please contact DJ Robb at the Forest Service, 5242 Highway 89 South, Livingston, Montana, 59047 or by phone at 406-222-1892. For Gardiner information please contact Dustin Burns at the Gardiner Forest Service office 406-848-7375.

For the “Celebrating Wildflowers” program, visit www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers.  Additional information about the Custer Gallatin National Forest, visit us on the web at www.fs.usda.gov/custergallatin.






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