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North Dakota Game and Fish announces winners of annual Earth Day patch contest

Participants in public land cleanup and improvement activities across North Dakota will receive the 2022 Earth Day patch.

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Zoe Beall of Alexander, North Dakota, was the overall winner in the Game and Fish Department's 2022 Earth Day patch contest. Her winning design will be featured on the 2022 Earth Day patch.
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BISMARCK – The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has announced the winners of its 2022 Earth Day patch contest.

First place winners in three age categories were Carter Loughman of Enderlin (K-4 grade), Bethany Just of Bismarck (5-8) and Zoe Beall of Alexander (9-12). Receiving honorable mention were Sydney Renicker of Dickinson (K-4), Deacon Sabot of Bismarck (5-8) and Quintavia Polensky of Belfield (9-12).

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Beall’s design was chosen as the overall winner and will be made into the 2022 Earth Day patch.

More than 1,000 students from 109 schools entered this year’s contest.

Participants in public land cleanup and improvement activities across North Dakota will receive the 2022 Earth Day patch. Projects that qualify include trash cleanup on local, state or federal property, and landscaping on public property, which includes planting trees, bushes and pollinator plants.

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Groups participating in Earth Day service projects are encouraged to keep youngsters away from highways, lakes and rivers and only allow older participants to pick up broken glass or sharp objects.

To receive Earth Day patches, contact Sherry Niesar, Earth Day patch contest coordinator, at (701) 527-3714 or sniesar@nd.gov.

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