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The Dutchess County Legislature’s Tick Task Force announces the launch of the 2017 “Be Tick Free!” Media Contest open from January 1 through March 11 to middle and high school students. The goal of the contest is for students to learn how to prevent Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, and use their digital media skills to teach others the dangers ticks pose to their families and pets. Students are asked to create a 30- or 60-second live action or computer animated public service announcement on how to prevent tick-borne disease. Entries may be submitted by individuals or groups and there is no entry fee to participate.
To learn more about the media contest, visit the following: http://dutchessny.gov/CountyGov/be-tick-free-contest.htm
Awards and prizes totaling $500 per division will be presented to contest winners at the May meeting of the Dutchess County Legislature by the Tick Task Force. Last year's winner, Spark Media, created a video that can be viewed at: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/DBCH/27169.htm
Legislator Donna Bolner and the Tick Task Force is committed to efforts in controlling the tick population. The mission of the Tick Task Force is to develop long term goals and make recommendations to the Legislature in the efforts of understanding and safely controlling ticks and reducing Lyme Disease and other tick borne diseases.
If you would like to be considered for appointment to the Tick Task Force, send your resume to the Dutchess County Legislature, 22 Market Street, 6th Floor, Poughkeepsie NY 12601, faxed to (845) 486-2113, or email the Clerk of the Legislature email@example.com. In particular the Tick Task Force is seeking people with medical backgrounds or reasons that require them to be outside on a regular basis (i.e. surveyors, environmental field workers) to participate in this important effort.