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Mar 01

Students at Work: White River High School

Posted on March 1, 2018 at 10:44 AM by Allan Warren

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White River High School Sustainability Class visits the South Prairie Creek Preserve.

On a beautiful crisp December afternoon, White River High School students and their professor Todd Miller, joined Pierce Conservation District employees for an exploration of the South Prairie Creek Preserve. The students spent the first part of their visit learning about salmon ecology, floodplain restoration and how the current efforts to restore the South Prairie Creek Preserve will improve spawning habitat for Pacific Salmon species. After lunch, the students got their hands dirty as they planted native trees and shrubs, with the intention of restoring the previous cow pastures of the Inglin Dairy farm back to native floodplain habitat.

If you'd like more information on how to get your students involved in planting volunteer opportunities, please contact Camila Matamala-Ost, our Volunteer Coordinator, at 253.845.9770 ext 126, or CamilaM@piercecd.org.