OMWD Board Honors Winners of Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Photo Contest

At its June 19 meeting, Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors recognized four photographers for winning images in its seventeenth annual Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve photo contest.

The contest was open to amateur photographers of all ages. Winning photos feature the natural beauty of the 784-acre reserve located near Escondido.

“We are grateful for the stunning contest photos received this year. Countless individuals will see the views offered by our 11 miles of trails,” said OMWD Board Director Marco San Antonio.

OMWD received over 200 entries submitted in five categories—Scenic View, Water Scenery, Plants, Animals, and Youth (age fifteen and under). EFRR Facebook followers selected a People’s Choice award winner by voting for their favorite of 19 entries posted online. This year’s winners are:

San Diego Zoo, California Wolf Center, and EcoVivarium Reptile Sanctuary donated tickets as prizes. Prizes also included a canvas print donated by PC Photo & Imaging, outdoor equipment donated by REI, and a cash prize donated by the Escondido Creek Conservancy.

Beginning in July 2024, EFRR visitors can view winning photographs at the Elfin Forest Interpretive Center Honoring Susan J. Varty. The center is open daily, subject to docent availability. Current hours of operation are available by calling 760-632-4212.

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