Date: June 22, 2006

Chaney Foundation Awards Scholarships to Maryland Envirothon Winners

For the fifth year in a row the Chaney Foundation was proud to award scholarships at the 16th annual Maryland Envirothon held at the William S. Schmidt Outdoor Education Center in Brandywine, Maryland.

Scholarships were awarded to individual team members of the top three winning teams. More than 100 challengers from 18 counties across Maryland took part in this year's competition. A five-member team of high school students from Washington County Clear Spring High School is the winner of this year's competition.

Maryland Envirothon is an outdoor natural resources competition that challenges students to identify and categorize living resources, perform soil surveys and solve other complex natural resource issues. Each team's knowledge is tested under the supervision of foresters, soil scientists and wildlife specialists.

Chaney Enterprises finds supporting the Maryland Envirothon so important because it shares their commitment to the environment to sustain or increase the quality of life for our communities by protecting and safeguarding our environment. Chaney Enterprises efforts will assist in keeping the air clean, the water pure and to ensuring appropriate land use.

The Maryland Envirothon is sponsored by the Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts and the State Soil Conservation Committee. Contributors and supporters include the Maryland Departments of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Maryland Cooperative Extension, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the 2006 Maryland Envirothon!