CHARLESTON – West Virginia Division of Forestry officials and the Urban and Community Forestry Council encourage teachers with fourth- and fifth-grade students to participate in the 2015 West Virginia Arbor Day Poster Contest.

This year’s theme is “Trees Are … Beneficial!” Contest submissions will be accepted through March 2, 2015.

The contest is open to all West Virginia fourth- and fifth-grade public-, private- and home-schooled students. One winner from each grade will receive a $30 cash prize from the West Virginia Forestry Association. In addition, an awards ceremony will be held at the school of each winner and a tree will be planted in his or her honor.

Visit www.wvforestry.com/arbor.cfm for contest rules, activity guide and other information.

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