Monday, April 26, 2021

Carmichaels H.S. Envirothon Team Partners With Izaak Walton League To Plant Trees For Earth Day; Wins Greene County Envirothon

Carmichaels High School Envirothon Team in Greene County partnered with the Izaak Walton League to plant trees at State Game Lands 223 on April 24– two days after Earth Day.  

The project's goal is to establish a wildlife hedgerow across fields formerly in mowed hay production. 

The groups were joined by other volunteers and planted over 125 seedlings with one-third each of needled conifer trees, deciduous trees and deciduous shrubs. 

The selection includes flowering and fruiting trees and shrubs which will provide food and cover for pollinators, birds, & other wildlife over much of the year.

2021 County Envirothon

The Carmichaels Envirothon teams placed first, second, and third place at the Greene County Envirothon team competition held in-person at Hunting Hills on Earth Day, April 22.

The winning Carmichaels Team 1 will have the opportunity to compete at the Pennsylvania State Envirothon which will be held virtually on May 10 and 11.  

[In 2019, a Carmichaels Envirothon Team won the Pennsylvania statewide Envirothon and went on to place third in the International Envirothon Competition.  Read more here.]

Carmichaels Team 1 includes: Brooke Watters, Sophia Zalar, Spencer Conard, Faith Willis, and Alex Lawrence.  

(Photo: Left - Faith Willis, Sophia Zalar, Esther Schmelzlen, Daniel Hetrick, and Levi Krampy with Kevin Willis, Carmichaels Envirothon coach and Harry Enstrom Chapter of the Izaak Walton League members; Right- Carmichaels Envirothon Team 1 pictured below: Spencer Conard, Faith Willis, Sophia Zalar, Brooke Watters, and Alex Lawrence with coach Kevin Willis and Greene County Conservation District board members, Jim Cowell and Bill Wentzel.)

(Written By Kevin Willis, Carmichaels Envirothon Coach.)

Related Articles:

-- Trout Stocking On Ten Mile Creek In Greene County With Izaak Walton League Members [2021]

-- Pennsylvania Envirothon Team Takes 3rd Place In International Envirothon Competition! [2019] 

-- Team From Carmichaels Area High School, Greene County Wins 2019 PA State Envirothon [2019] 

-- Carmichaels Area High School, Greene County Wins 35th PA State Envirothon  [2018] 

[Posted: April 26, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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