Frequent wildfires are part of California’s history. Many of its ecosystems, from the chaparral of Southern California to the northern pine forests, evolved to burn frequently. In our recent history, we have seen an increase in the devastation brought about by quick moving, fast spreading, catastrophic wildfires. If this trend continues, the impact that wildfires have on the environment will likely increase as well. Regardless of the origin of a flame, these disasters can cause tremendous deforestation and destroy homes and buildings.
In 1,000 words or less, tell us what lasting effects catastrophic wildfires have on our environment?
Five Prize Categories
Kindergarten (can draw a picture with 2-3 sentences about the concept)
All awards are gift cards. First place winner will receive $50, second place winners will receive $25 and third place winner will receive $15
ESSAYS SHOULD BE NO MORE THAN 1,000 WORDS IN LENGTH. EACH ESSAY MUST INCLUDE AUTHORS NAME, GRADE, SCHOOL AND CONTACT PHONE NUMBER TO BE CONSIDERED.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MARCH 19, 2020 AT 5:00 PM.
WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY PHONE TO ATTEND AN AWARDS
CEREMONY ON APRIL 16 , 2020 AT 5:00 PM AT THE MOJAVE DESERT AQMD IN VICTORVILLE.
SUBMISSIONS MAY BE MAILED OR DELIVERED TO:
MEEC, 14306 PARK AVE., VICTORVILLE, CA 92392 OR EMAILED TO SMURRAY@MDAQMD.CA.GOV .
ALL SUBMISSIONS BECOME PROPERTY OF MEEC AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT MEEC PROGRAM SPECIALIST, SAMANTHA MURRAY AT 760-245-1661 EXT. 6717.