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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Tree Planting
Tree Planting

Volunteer students from Washburn High School participated in a spring tree planting this week led by Joseph LeBouton (Wisconsin DNR Forester) and Tony Janisch (Director of the Bad River Watershed Association). During this experience, they learned about the ecological practices the Wisconsin DNR puts into use when managing public lands and how humans’ choices about land use impact lands and water around Lake Superior. Students participated in an hour long talk about various land uses, such as commercial, recreational, and ecological, and how these uses affect various parts of the ecosystem. They were then asked to put some of the topics they just learned about into practice. The students worked in pairs to plant about 1500 trees in two days, in a section of public land near the intersections of County highway C, Church Corner Rd, and Maple Hill Rd. This planting was done to improve stream quality in the Sioux River Watershed, which flows into Chequamegon Bay, an inlet of Lake Superior.

 

 

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