The Chickasaw County Conservation Board is holding a contest to name the newest area they’ve acquired near New Hampton.

The contest is open to all elementary, middle and high school students in Nashua-Plainfield, Sumner-Fredericksburg, St. Joseph’s and New Hampton.

The area is northwest of New Hampton along the Highway 63 bypass. It contains 2 ponds, wetlands, grassland, and it has the potential to have a trail around it that could become part of the Tribe Trail (bike trail) of New Hampton. This area was acquired by the Chickasaw County Conservation Board for wildlife habitat and public recreation. It is a wetland mitigation site.

Oh, and by the way, there are PRIZES for whoever’s name gets picked for the area. You’ll have a chance to win a 4 person tent, 2 sleeping bags, 2 fishing poles, some tackle, 2 camp chairs, a camping lantern and 2 roasting forks for the camp fire.

Entries should be emailed to b.moore@chickasawcoia.org before November 2, 2018.  The Conservation Board will make a decision at the November 5, 2018 Conservation Board meeting. The winner will be noted in the winter issue of the Seven Rivers Record.

Photo: Matt Crayne - Chickasaw County Conservation

The area is located northwest of New Hampton along the Highway 63 bypass.  It is in Section 1 of Dayton Township.  The access road to the area is part of Klenske Ave. The street to the access road goes north from Highway 18 between Klunders’ Kafe and Kwik Trip.