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Pollution Prevention Day celebrates 15 years

Three fourth grade students from Meadowview Elementary School looked looked at slides of water samples during the 15th annual Pollution Prevention Day at Rambling River Park.

The theme of this year's event was Kids Can Make aa Difference. Classes of students from all five elementary schools in ISD 192 participated in the event.

Eleven different stations were set up around the park. Classes of students moved from station to station throughout the day. Some of the presenters provided hands-on activities for the students, while others, like the Minnesota Zoo, brought exhibits to share.

The event is sponsored by the city of Farmingotn, Dakota Electric Associatoin, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and served as the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 

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