Water district to sponsor student for water camp

The Hickory Underground Water Conservation District No. 1 will sponsor one student to attend the 2000 Texas State Youth Water Camp in Monahans. Selection will be made based on completion of an application form. The contest is for high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors living in Concho, Kimble, Mason, McCulloch, Menard and San Saba counties. 4-H and non 4-H members are eligible to participate. Applications are available at area high schools, county extension offices or by contacting the Hickory Underground Water Conservation District No. 1. The District will select one student to attend Water Camp and will pay the $165 tuition for the student selected. Entries must be received by June 8, 2000. The Texas State Youth Water Camp will be held July 9-14. This week long camp teaches high school youth the importance of water stewardship and uses hands-on techniques and field trips to train students in water conservation and preservation. Students are also shown how industry, agriculture and municipalities are utilizing our water resources. Participants conduct water-related experiments as group projects in areas such as groundwater protection, urban water usage, range water use, the use of saline groundwater and water microbiology. The goal of the camp is to instill in youth a respect for water resources. For more information or to receive an application contact Angelina Bonetti at the Hickory Underground Water Conservation District No. 1 at (915) 597-2785.

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