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Quincy girl named winner in statewide invasive species contest

CDFW-winner
Claire Kepple’s winning poster depicts the gold-spotted oak borer, an insect native to Mexico, Guatemala and Arizona. Scientists are working to determine why the beetle is spreading, and why it causes extensive damage to oaks in California. Image courtesy California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Feather Publishing
8/16/2014

The winners of the “Race to Protect Your Favorite Place” youth poster contest have been announced by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Invasive Species Program, and a Quincy local took first place in her age division.

Claire Kepple, 18, won in the grades nine – 12 division for her depiction of the gold-spotted oak borer.

As part of the California Invasive Species Action Week, 34 youths from across California submitted their original artwork. Participants were asked to create original posters depicting invasive species that threaten their favorite places and how they can take action to help protect that habitat.


The top three posters for each grade division were selected by members of the California Invasive Species Advisory Committee and the poster that best exemplified the contest theme was selected as the CDFW Invasive Species Program Choice Award.

Jack Carr Ritchie, 8, of Half Moon Bay, was named the winner of the Invasive Species Program Choice Award. His poster depicts his family, represented by a Viking, utilizing prescribed fire, mechanical removal and goat grazing to control bristly oxtongue (Picris echioides) in Half Moon Bay.

“We want to get rid of bristly oxtongue because it takes over everywhere and its bristles can hurt people,” Carr Ritchie wrote when submitting his poster.

CDFW’s Invasive Species Program staff congratulates all the participants for their excellent work, and thanks the teachers, nature centers, volunteer organizations and parents who encouraged, educated and assisted the students.

All submissions were on display in the Nimbus Hatchery Visitor Center in Gold River during Invasive Species Action Week, Aug. 2 – 10. To view the winning entries online, visit the youth poster contest Web page at http://bit.ly/1A0SLsB.

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Darn it!! I was voting for the "Invasive Feces!!!"
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Darn it!! I was voting for the "Invasive Feces!!!"
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