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Wildfire Awareness Month Coloring Contest Winners Announced

South Dakota Department of Agriculture

News Release







For Immediate Release:  May 22, 2018

Media Contact: Jeni Lawver, 605.381.7232


Wildfire Awareness Month Coloring Contest Winners Announced


RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture Wildland Fire division announced the winners of their Wildfire Awareness Month Coloring Contest. Ian Cammack of Enning won the 3-7 age group and Brooklynn Baird of Whitewood won the 8-12 age group. Each will be awarded a plush Smokey Bear toy.


The contest theme this year was, “One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire” which encourages members of the community to learn about the danger of embers during a wildfire and what they can do to reduce the risk. 


South Dakota Wildfire Awareness Month is planned by interagency cooperation and was created to promote wildfire awareness, safety, and prevention through public events held throughout South Dakota to remind citizens of the dangers of wildland fire and the simple steps that should be followed to prepare for and prevent them. This year South Dakota has joined a multi-state proclamation with eight other states in promoting Wildfire Awareness during the month of May 2017.

To learn more about South Dakota Wildland Fire Awareness Month and to see other events, please visit our website: sdwildfireawareness.com.


Follow South Dakota Wildland Fire on Twitter @SDWildlandFire and on Facebook by searching SD Wildland Fire.


Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 115,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect and preserve South Dakota agriculture for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.