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2011 Conservationist Of The Year

A seventh-grader from Gifford Middle School launches a campaign
to restore the oyster reefs.

George Katilus with 280 oyster mats, each of which contains 36 oyster shells – more than 10,000 shells in all.

George Katilus with 280 oyster mats, each of which contains 36 oyster shells – more than 10,000 shells in all.

A local public school student is being heaped with praise for his efforts to help preserve the environment. A seventh-grade student at Gifford Middle School, George J. Katilus IV was responsible for organizing an initiative to help restore oyster reefs in the Mosquito Lagoon as his Science Initiative Project (SIP) for honors science class.

Read the entire article in the Summer 2011 issue