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Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy Announces 2009 Photo Contest Winners

November 11, 2009       Leave a Comment
By: Stephen Kent

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Ninety-five people attended the Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy's Third Annual Photo Contest event on Monday, October 26 at the Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library in Bay City. Entitled 'Wonders of the Watershed', the event was designed to showcase the natural resources found within our region.

The goal of the Conservancy's photo contest is to encourage people to capture the images of nature in the Saginaw Bay Watershed. is pleased to present the entire group of 30 winners selected from the one 180 photos that were entered

Links to winning photos: 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008.

Copyright 2009 Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy.
Photos may be used only by permission of SBLC.
LANDSCAPES 1st Place: Ice Layers by Rachel Walsh
LANDSCAPES 2nd Place: River Ripples by Craig Sterken
LANDSCAPES 3rd Place: Sunset by Ashley DeLong
LANDSCAPES Honorable Mention: Serenity by Vickie Bannister
LANDSCAPES Honorable Mention: Perching Ground by Connie Beson-Steger
Student Category - 18 years of age or younger
Student Category 1st Place: Freddy the Frog by Tony Soave II, age 17
Student Category 2nd Place: Looking Over the Edge by Elizabeth A. Beson, age 14
Student Category 3rd Place: Follow the Leader by Brendan Michael Nesbitt, age 10
Student Category Honorable Mention: Quiet Watch by Corbin Denham, age 16
Student Category Honorable Mention: Pinecone Bird Feeder - Sneaky Squirrel by Ben Prevost, age 8
Student Category Honorable Mention: Duck & Reflection by Evan Prevost, age 12
Student Category Honorable Mention: Summer Sunset by Brooke Moeller, age 5
Student Category Honorable Mention: Fawn in Hiding by Brad Turner, age 14
Plants & Flowers
Plants & Flowers 1st Place: Wild Columbine at Dusk by John J. Britt
Plants & Flowers 2nd Place: Drops of Beauty by Edward Stump
Plants & Flowers 3rd Place: Rays from Above by Andy Kowalczyk
Plants & Flowers Honorable Mention: Slippers of Saganing by William Gough
Plants & Flowers Honorable Mention: Wildflower by Kathy Kent
Wildlife 1st Place: Spunky by Edward Stump
Wildlife 2nd Place: Time for Play by Brenda Anderson
Wildlife 3rd Place: Sand Hill Cranes by Jeanne Moeller
Wildlife Honorable Mention: Nature, Beauty, Love by Alexis Girou
Wildlife Honorable Mention: Study in Red and Green by Beth Skripnik
People & Nature Honorable Mention: Spider World by Rachel Walsh
People & Nature
People & Nature 1st Place: On the Saganing by William Gough
People & Nature 2nd Place: Field of Dreams by Rebecca Hall
People & Nature 3rd Place: Walk by Laura McNeil
People & Nature Honorable Mention: Twilight by Thomas Brown
People & Nature Honorable Mention: View to Behold by Edward Stump
People & Nature Honorable Mention: I Believe I Can Fly by Shelby Bailey
Copyright 2009 Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy.
Photos may be used only by permission of SBLC.

The Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy works to maintain the quality of life in the Saginaw Bay Watershed through the preservation of important wetlands, waterways and land of all types.

The Conservancy is a non-profit charitable 501(c)(3) organization working in the Saginaw Basin. To date, the Conservancy has protected more than 4,900 acres in the watershed.

Visit the Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy's web site at WWW.SBLC-MI.ORG web site.


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