Winners recognized in Elfin Forest photo contest


At the most recent Olivenhain Municipal Water District Board of Directors meeting, the board honored the talented local photographers whose images were recognized as part of the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve’s (EFRR) 11th annual amateur photo contest.

The annual contest offers photographers an opportunity to share the natural beauty protected at EFRR through a partnership between OMWD, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management and San Diego County Water Authority. Contest entries assist in educating the public on recreational opportunities, highlight the importance of preserving open space for native habitat and support EFRR’s mission to protect wildlife and natural resources for future generations.

The winning photographs will be on display at EFRR’s Interpretive Center Honoring Susan J. Varty from Jan. 1 through April 30, 2017.

The winners were Brian Jolliffe (Best in Show for “Golden Sunburst Over Escondido Creek”), Ivan Segovia-Jimenez, Noah Fayyazuddin, Michael Cini, Peter Gilson, Lance Hanekamp and Joseph Rawa.

— Submitted press release