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The Wetland Restoration Team gets a three-week boost from 14 high school and college students in the Student Conservation Association. TCWP staff and Texas Master Naturalist mentors have been showing the students how to identify and dig important wetland species, divide them into sprigs for transplanting, and replant them into the developing prairie wetlands at Sheldon Lake State Park. With the SCA’s help, a phenomenal 2875 sprigs of desirable sedge species were planted last week! The students also collect bushels of ripe seed heads and separate out the seed for future projects.  The work of these young people is vital to the success of the wetland restoration program, and is greatly appreciated. Now, if we could only have some more rain…

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photo: Steve Upperman

Amber’s wetland restoration video

Amber Bothne and her friends from Quest Early College High School joined up with the Wetland Restoration Team on a recent workday at Sheldon Lake State Park. She writes, “I made a video  from the pictures I took and the information I know about wetlands. People searching your site can view it and get an idea about the work entailed and why wetlands are important.” She adds, “I really enjoyed getting to volunteer and that I hope I can come back to do so again.” Thank you, Amber, for sharing your enthusiasm and creativity!

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