As part of its continued focus on community outreach and education, the PPN Environmental Department conducted a special Willow planting session with students from the Pinoleville Native American Head Start Program. The event took place on Earth Day inside the PNAHS bioswale, which is used as a place for continuing environmental education, teaching the students about native plants and their functions.
The PNAHS students lined up to plant eight willows along the edge of the bioswale. We hope for the willows to continue to grow and eventually form a ‘fence’ of sorts to help protect the bioswale. Prior to planting, PPN Water Quality Specialist Nathan Rich taught the students about the functions of trees to tie the event into Earth Day.