The Land Between wants to help teach students in Haliburton County about water in our area and how important it is to cities around us. They’re launching a contest for the first time for students in grades 5 to 12 to see who can best describe the importance of our headwater lakes. Founder Leora Berman explains how the contest works.

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The winner of the contest will get 500 dollars, and will be crowned the Highlands Headwater Champion. Their entry will also be used in a final video produced by Muskoka Watershed Council.

Berman explains the goal behind the contest.

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Berman says students will be leaders one day, and The Land Between wants to help give them the confidence and know that their voice can make a difference.

You can submit your entry by emailing You can also find more information on their website by clicking here.