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Learn about Mancos conservation projects

Mancos High School senior Lilly Figueroa will give a presentation on her award-winning aquatic ecosystem project at the Mancos Conservation District annual meeting. (Courtesy photo)
Annual meeting will be held at Fenceline Cider

The Mancos Conservation District will hold its annual meeting April 2 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Fenceline Cider, 141 S. Main St. in Mancos. The public is welcome to attend.

The meeting agenda includes: introduction of board and staff, discussion of ongoing natural resource projects and annual photo contest winners.

Also there will be a presentation by Lilly Figueroa on her award-winning study about DNA testing of rural aquatic ecosystems for the presence of fish as bio-indicators.

The Mancos High School senior took first place in the Environmental Science category at the Regional Science Fair. Figueroa’s project qualified for the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair and she was named the alternate for the International Science and Engineering Fair.

Figueroa is the owner Colorado Kunes and Cows, which operates on her family ranch north of Mancos.