The Illinois Conservation Foundation has recognized high school student Erica Cogswell, of Mokena, Illinois, who was active in local community efforts at enhancing natural habitat. She received a 2009 ICF Youth Achievement Scholarship, an outreach program recognizing high school juniors and seniors in Illinois for their work in and dedication to preserving, promoting, enhancing or supporting natural resources conservation.  She will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Cogswell is a senior at Lincoln-Way East. She has worked as a certified trainer in the Leave-No-Trace outdoor ethics program that encourages citizens to reduce their impacts on the environment while enjoying outdoor activities.  Erica also developed an educational pamphlet about native Illinois prairie plants as a Girl Scouts project and has worked on prairie habitat enhancement projects with the local Frankfort Square Park District.

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I am a retired minister of the United Church of Canada. I am currently Editor of the Cogswell Courier, the newsletter of the Cogswell Family Association.
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