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Friday, January 13, 2023

Marion County Parks and Rec to host 2023 Central Florida Regional Envirothon

North America’s largest outdoor environmental competition for high school students is heading to Marion County in March.

The Marion County Parks and Recreation Department will host the Central Florida Regional Envirothon on Friday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Horseshoe Lake Park and Retreat, which is located at 23532 NE 110th Avenue in Citra.

Envirothon is a natural resource education program for high school students that focuses on exploring the environment, with an emphasis on forestry, wildlife, aquatics, and soils.

During the outdoor competition, participating students will work together as a team to answer written questions and conduct hands-on projects that focus on environmental issues.

Registration for the regional event is currently open for high school students (9th through 12th grade) in Marion, Alachua, Dixie, and Gilchrist Counties. The deadline to register for the event is on Thursday, February 23.

For more information regarding the event, or to sign up as a participant, contact Ann Bishop with the Marion Soil and Water Conservation District via phone (352-438-2475) or email ([email protected]).