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.)
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