On November 7, Bellina Gaskey, a former Waldon student, was announced as the 2013 Michigan Wild Turkey Management Cooperator Patch Contest winner. The announcement and presentation was made at the Department of Natural Resources’ Natural Resource Commission meeting in Lansing. The contest is a cooperative effort between the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Michigan Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Bellina entered the contest as an 8th grader in Mr. Gray’s science class last year. Her design was used as the basis for the 2014 Wild Turkey Management Patch that will be available for purchase, with all funds going towards DNR conservation projects. The patch will be available for purchase after the Michigan National Wild Turkey Federation’s state banquet in January. This is the fifth patch contest winner from Waldon since the 2007 patch.
(Left to Right) Al Stewart, DNR Upland Bird Biologist; Bellina Gaskey, LOHS student; Tony Snyder, Michigan NWTF President.