LAKE LIVINGSTON – About 120 area high school and intermediate students propagated and planted 3,500 American water-willow plants in to the Pools Creek area of Lake Livingston on Thursday.
Students from six school districts took part in the Lake Livingston Friends of Reservoirs project which is designed to reintroduce native plant live into the lake.
During the event, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Trinity River Authority provided boats and site planting supervision for the planting, which occurred on the San Jacinto side of the lake. In addition, there were over 40 adult volunteers helping to make the day successful and fun for all.
Goodrich High School hosted the event at the old Waterwood Marina site.
Among the volunteer who helped pickup the plants and transport them to the Waterwood Marina on Tuesday were Deb Burleson, Pam Klouda Ron Diderich, Kimberly Short, John Benesante, Jim Meyer and Tom McDonough.
Schools taking part in the project include Livingston Intermediate School as well as Livingston, Onalaska, Goodrich, Corrigan-Camden, Shepherd and the Coldspring-Oakhurst Consolidated high schools.
PREPARING THE PLANTS – Students in six area school districts worked last week to propagate and plant 3,500 American water-willow plants into Lake Livingston as part of the Lake Livingston Friends of Reservoirs project to reintroduce native plant life into the lake. Above are students from Livingston Intermediate School caring for the plants in the growth tanks while below students from Onalaska High School care for the plants at their growth tanks.