Social media contest asks students to draw attention to first wildlife overcrossing east of Snoqualmie Pass

PrintToday the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition and the Washington State Department of Transportation launch a social media contest asking students to show that they “Heart I-90 Wildlife” on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

The contest is part of our annual Bridging Futures project, geared towards educating youth about safe wildlife passage along the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass corridor.

Students grades K-12 interested in entering are asked to visit the contest web page, choose one or more species from a list of native Cascade Mountains wildlife, illustrate the wildlife, take a photo of their art, and post it to Instagram using the hashtag #iHearti90Wildlife.

Awards will be given in several categories, including best group collection, best mammal or bird, best amphibian, reptile, or mollusk, most creative entry, and people’s choice. Prizes include GoPro HEROs, customized #iHearti90Wildlife T-shirts, and REI gift cards.

The contest runs from March 25 to May 11, 2015. Winners will be announced in late May.

WSDOT will start building the wildlife crossing over I-90 this summer. The structure will be located 10 miles east of Snoqualmie Pass as part of the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East project.

Watch a short video on the contest by clicking on this image.

Watch a short video on the contest by clicking on this image.

Links for more information:

  • 2015 Bridging Futures #iHearti90Wildlife contest:  http://i90wildlifebridges.org/bridging-futures-2015/
  • 2015 Bridging Futures #iHearti90Wildlife contest promotion video:  https://youtu.be/ktCeiWxp2sc
  • I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/I90/SnoqualmiePassEast/

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