W.Va. Camp Honored For Conservation Efforts

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- The West Virginia State Conservation Camp is being honored for its commitment to preserving natural and renewable resources.

The camp that teaches students ages 14 to 18 fish and wildlife management, forest protection and management, and soil conservation was one of four recipients of the Izaak Walton League of America's honor roll award.

Other winners include Maryland Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife and Heritage Service biologist Linh D. Phu, environmental reporter Gitte Laasby in Merrillville, Ind., and former Rock Island mayor Mark Schwiebert in Illinois.

The nonprofit founded in 1922 has recognized outstanding conservation efforts every year since 1949.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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