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Big Bay students get hands-on with conservation lesson

Students Planting in Big Bay
Students Planting in Big Bay(Jerry Tudor WLUC TV6)
Published: May. 27, 2022 at 5:18 PM EDT
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BIG BAY, Mich. (WLUC) - Students in Big Bay were getting some hands-on learning about conservation and the environment. It’s through a partnership between Powell Township parks and recreation, the Powell Township School District and the Marquette County Conservation District.

Students were planting a native plant garden at the Big Bay Pathway entrance. Those coordinating the planting say it’s important to teach kids about conservation at a young age.

“We’re really excited to be introducing conservation and the idea of protecting resources for the next generation to these students at a young age so they can move forward-thinking about how to best serve themselves and the environment in their choices,” said Maddie O’Donnell, Marquette County Conservation District Program Coordinator.

The Marquette County Conservation District hosts a number of workshops, planting and clean-up events throughout the year.

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