Vernonia Students Take Part in Sustainability Day

Sustainability2webStudents from the Vernonia Schools took part in Sustainability Day on March 13, 2013 by working at the wetlands on the old O-A Mill site.Sustainability3web

The day was planned by the Vernonia High School Forestry Class. Students from the class researched and chose fast growing native plants and trees to plant around the perimeter of the wetland. Plants like salal, huckleberry, salmonberry and oregon grape were planted for their ability to provide food and habitat for birds and wildlife. Students planted trees that adapt to the wet heavy soils in the area and provide shade, like hemlock, western red cedar, willow, and sitka spruce. Students also worked to remove invasive species on the site.Sustainability4webSustainability1web