Did you know that right here in Burlington where you go to school, there are over 250 Acres of Conservation Areas? Conservation Areas and Public Parks are important – not only do they provide safe, peaceful, natural places for hiking, walking, biking, and enjoying nature they also protect the natural habitats of many insects, wild animals, trees and plants. Many of the conservation areas also have wetlands. Some of the types of wetlands in Burlington are streams, rivers, brooks, creeks, ponds, lakes, swamps, vernal pools, and marshes. Wetlands are very important, they help prevent flooding, they provided a natural habitat for wildlife and they help make sure we have clean water to drink!
The Conservation Department and the Conservation Commissioners make sure these areas stay protected and want to keep them clean and beautiful for everyone to enjoy. Since these areas are so special, there are rule for visiting them. The rules are there so that the wetlands can stay clean and protected, and the wildlife, trees and plants can be safe and enjoyed for many years.
The Conservation Commissioners want everyone to learn to about nature, wetlands & conservation areas so they are hosting an art and photography contest to get people interested in visiting the areas, enjoying them and protecting them! Here’s where you can learn about the conservation areas in Burlington, where they are, and what the rules are for visiting them: http://www.burlington.org/community_development/conservation_areas.php
Want to participate in the Natural Burlington Art & Photography Contest?
Everyone who participates will have their artwork or photography featured at the 2018 Natural Burlington Photography & Art Exhibit at Grand View Farm on November 6th from 6-9pm.
There are three ways you can participate:
Contact Information (parent/guardian email preferred):
For original artwork please include the Title/Name and a brief description of your piece.
We look forward to seeing all your submissions and seeing you, your family and friends at the Natural Burlington Art & Photography Show! Get outside, explore, have fun and get creative! 😊
Christina Chang teaches art and design to students in grades 9-12.