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Grand Island fifth-grader wins DEC Arbor Day poster contest

A Grand Island student is the local winner of a poster contest sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Jaden Campbell, a fifth-grader at St. Stephen School, also won a tree planting for the school.

Jaden's winning submission will be sent to Albany to be judged with other student winners from each of the DEC's nine regions. The winning artwork in the statewide contest will be used as the official 2018 State Arbor Day Poster and will be distributed at schools, libraries, government offices, nursery and landscaping businesses and environmental organizations.

The theme for the 2018 contest was "Trees for Bees," and Jaden's poster was chosen because the artwork captured the importance of bees and other pollinators and the role that trees have in creating a healthy ecosystem, said Patrick Marren, DEC Region 9 supervising forester.


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