Protect American River Canyons Essay Contest

To enter the PARC Essay Scholarship Contest, eligible students must write an original essay of 500 words or less responding to the following question about the North and Middle Fork American River canyons located upstream of Folsom Reservoir, in the Auburn State Recreation Area: Why is the American River and its canyons important to me and what is my vision for improving the Auburn State Recreation Area? Eligibility:-Must be high school seniors-Be a resident of Placer, Nevada or El Dorado County, CA (can attend school in another county)-Be in good academic standing, on track to graduateApplications must be send by mail.

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Award Amount: $2,500
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