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Lake Shelbyville The 46th Annual Lake Shelbyville Eco-Meet, coordinated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was held at Camp Camfield Ecological Study Area on October 19th, 2023.

            The Eco-Meet is an environmental competition for school students that are in junior high and high school. Junior Varsity teams are comprised of four students from grades seven and eight.  Varsity teams are made up of four high school students from grades nine through twelve.  A total of 140 students from 35 schools competed in this year’s event.

            Junior varsity event topics included Waterfowl, Freshwater Fish, and Insects. Varsity teams tested over Birds of Prey, Threatened and Endangered Species, and Glaciers.  There were 18 junior varsity teams and 17 varsity teams in the competition.

Junior Varsity Results:

1st Place – Litchfield

2nd Place – Neoga

3rd Place –Effingham

Varsity Results:

1st Place – Litchfield

2nd Place – Shiloh

3rd Place – Cumberland

Natural Resources Specialists at Lake Shelbyville presented the top three teams in each division with plaques donated in part by the Mattoon Exchange Club.  Lake Land College Professor Jeff White and his Environmental Science students assisted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in grading the tests and monitoring the division categories.  This event could not take place without all of their support.  The team at Lake Shelbyville looks forward to seeing all participants and volunteers next year.                                                                  

Release no. 23-042



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