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Orofino Students Celebrate Earth Day By Using Their Green Thumb

OROFINO – In honor of Earth Day, the Orofino High School Fisheries, Wildlife, and Forestry class hosted an Earth Day event on April 21, 2022. The event was a collaborative effort with the Clearwater Soil and Water Conservation District in securing a $2,500 grant from One Tree Planted, a non-profit tree-planting charity.

The students planted more than 60 plants representing a variety of 11 native trees, shrubs,s and forb species in an area near the school to create future learning opportunities in plant identification. Mrs. Olive’s 3rd graders from Orofino Elementary School also joined the event.

“Thank you to all of our collaborators: Annie Connor and Tim Roehr (Clearwater Soil and Water Conservation District), Mark Klinke (Retired U.S. Forest Service), Bridgett Cafferty and Chris Gerhart (Idaho Department of Lands), Eileen Rowan (Idaho Soil & Water Conservation Commission), Selina Miles (Nez Perce Tribe Forestry Division), Christine Bradberry (U.S. Forest Service), Roger’s Tree Care, Plants of the Wild, Avista, and Dworshak National Fish Hatchery.” Orofino Jr/Sr High School said in a Facebook Post

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