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Pierce Competes Speak-Off

RCD Speakoff 2014
Colusa County Resource Conservation District Speak-Off Winners (L-to-R): Ashleigh Ehrke (2nd Place), Sarah Marsh (1st Place), and Mary Marsh (3rd Place). (Photo Courtesy of Doug Turner).

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014 the Colusa County Resource Conservation District (CCRCD) held its annual Speak-Off Contest in the Colusa Industrial Park Conference Room.

The ‘hot’ topic for discussion this year was: “How can RCDs help address the increasing fuel loads in California’s wild lands and the potential for catastrophic wildfires?”

With the contest open to all Colusa County High School Students, Pierce High School arose to the challenge by sending seven well-prepared students to compete.

“I could not have been more pleased with the quality of the student’s speeches and their commitment to thoroughly research the topic,” said CCRCD Executive Director, Patti Turner.

After deliberation between the judges, the top three students were Sarah Marsh in first, Ashleigh Ehrke taking second, and Mary Marsh placing third.

“Sarah cited the massive wildfires of 2014 and how livestock and prescribed burning should be utilized to reduce dangerous fuel loads,” said Turner, “She quoted Kid President’s precocious saying ‘If it doesn’t make the work better, don’t do it’. She changed the saying to ‘If it would make the world better just do it,’ in reference to taking measures to protect our wild lands from catastrophic wildfires.”

Other students participating in the event from Pierce High School included Jessica Croxson, Carlyn Marsh, Alexis Erickson, and Kelsey Burgess.

“The CCRCD would like to acknowledge and thank the three judges for the event: Gary Evans, Tom Hickok and Doug Turner”, said Turner, “We would also like to thank our timekeeper, Bob Alvernaz.”

Sarah will later compete at the California Association of Resource Conservation District’s Sacramento Valley Regional Speak-Off Contest on October 22, 2014, hosted by the Colusa County RCD.

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
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