Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Contest to Determine North Carolina's Top 10 Natural Wonders

Ashville Citizen-Times
RALEIGH — Land for Tomorrow, a coalition dedicated to supporting the preservation of North Carolina’s land, water and historic places, will begin taking online nominations for their "North Carolina's 10 Natural Wonders" contest

North Carolinians are encouraged to nominate any landscape, natural feature, wildlife or plant life that is unique to North Carolina and should be considered among the state’s greatest natural wonders.

The general public will have until May 6 to nominate their favorite North Carolina natural wonders for consideration in the contest. Then, an expert panel, which includes Asheville Citizen-Times editor Karen Ch├ívez, will narrow down the nominations to a group of finalists. Popular vote online will determine “North Carolina’s 10 Natural Wonders.”

As an added bonus, prizes from vendors across North Carolina, including fine art, outdoors equipment and music, will be awarded to participants each weekday of the contest. The grand prize will be awarded on May 18th when the winners are announced.

The contest is part of Land for Tomorrow’s effort to highlight past generations’ conservation successes and urge North Carolina lawmakers to continue supporting conservation in the state.