Cascadia Conservation District
Serving Chelan County

 The 2018 Earth Day Essay Contest has launched!


Cascadia Conservation District is pleased to announce our 7th annual Earth Day Essay Contest!  The essay contest is open to students who live in or attend school in Chelan county and who are in grades 6-8.  

This year, the essay question is:
"How does a healthy earth & environment help us to be healthy & happy? Describe a favorite memory when you were in nature and how it relates to this."

Teachers, as students begin to think about this question, please encourage them to consider their connection to nature and their local environment. This activity is meant to encourage stewardship and integrate creative thought and writing with science. 

The winning essay will be featured in Cascadia's Conservation Quarterly newletter, which goes out with the Wenatchee World, and posted on our website and other social media outlets.

The writers of the top three essays will receive hand painted field journals created by local artist Heather A. Wallis Murphy and a student membership to the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center!

Contest rules:

  • Essays should be 500 words or less, size 12 Times New Roman font, and double-spaced.
  • Typed essays are preferred, but hand written essays will be accepted provided they are legible.
  • Word count should be included in the bottom, right corner of the essay.
  • Sorry, electronic submissions will not be accepted. 
  • Essays are due April 6th, 2018.  Essays postmarked April 7th or later will be disqualified.
  • Winners will be announced on our website on April 21st.

The contest is running through April 6th. Entry forms (to be included with essay submissions) can be found here.  Please send contest entries to:

Cascadia Conservation District

14 N Mission  St. 

Wenatchee, WA 98801