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DNR Announces Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners

2014 Arbor Day First Place Poster Winner

2014 Arbor Day Poster Contest First Place Winner

In celebration of Maryland’s Arbor Day, the Maryland Urban & Community Forestry Council today announced the winners of the 2014 Maryland Arbor Day poster contest, The Free State is the Tree State. The contest – which was open to fifth grade students across the State of Maryland − was sponsored by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service, in partnership with the Maryland Forest Conservancy District Boards and the National Arbor Day Foundation.

“I want to congratulate the winning students on their wonderful artwork as well as thank all of the students who participated,” said Steve Koehn, Director, DNR Forest Service. “The Arbor Day contest was designed to remind students about the importance of trees and their positive impact on our environment.”

The 2014 winners are:

2014 Arbor Day First Place Poster Winner

First Place Poster Winner

First Place:          Patricia Gapaz of Lutherville, Baltimore County
School:                 Hampton Elementary School
Teacher:              Ms. Mulloney
First prize:           A tree planting at Hampton Elementary with 15 trees




2014 Arbor Day Poster Contest Second Place Winner

Second Place Winner

Second Place:     Kailey Overton of Salisbury, Wicomico County
School:                 North Salisbury Elementary School
Teacher:              Mrs. Johnson
Second prize:      A tree planting at North Salisbury Elementary with 10 trees




2014 Arbor Day Poster Contest Third Place Winner

Third Place Winner

Third Place:         Zoe White of Bethesda, Montgomery County
School:                 Wood Acres Elementary School
Teacher:              Ms. Abramson
Third prize:         A tree planting at Wood Acres Elementary with 5 trees





Congratulations to Patricia, Kailey and Zoe who shared their appreciation for Maryland’s trees and forests through their original works of art!