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Youth scholarships aid conservation

The Douglas County Land Conservation Committee is set to release $800 in competitive scholarships to help families send middle and high school-aged students to summer youth conservation camps in northern Wisconsin.

The camp for middle school students runs June 25-27 at Camp Bird Youth Camp in Crivitz, Wis. The camp for high school students runs June 23-27 at the Trees For Tomorrow camp in Eagle River, Wis.

At camp, students get to know counselors who work in conservation careers and meet other campers from around the state. Camps include lake research, wildlife and forest biology, nature hikes and canoeing, hands-on habitat restoration and more real world conservation activities.

Students interested in natural resource management careers or who just enjoy the outdoors are best suited for these camps. Registration costs for each camp varies, but will be covered by scholarships from Douglas County on a competitive basis.

Scholarships are only available to Douglas County residents and applications must include a one-paragraph description about why the applicant wants to attend camp.

Scholarship applications are due May 9.

For information about these camps and how to apply for scholarships, visit the Douglas County Land & Water Conservation Department website at or call 715-395-1380.