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Celebrating Earth Day at Frenchman's Lake

pjshs students celebrate earth day at frenchman lake
Members of the Portola Jr/Sr High School's Rotary Interact Club marked their inaugural volunteer effort by planting nearly 600 trees at Frenchman's Lake in celebration of Earth Day. The event, organized in collaboration with the Forest Service, saw students actively participating on the lake's east bank.
 
students worked with plumas national forest service
 
The volunteer activity coincided with the school’s One Book, One Community initiative, which this year focuses on California's wildfires and the resilience of communities in the face of such disasters. This dual participation underscores the commitment of Portola students to both environmental stewardship and community engagement.
 
digging holes for trees
 
“It was wonderful to empower our students to make a tangible difference in the health and recreational quality of our forests, which are among our most vital cultural and natural assets,” said PJSHS teacher Ms.Niecea Freeman.
 
Thanks to Zion Dammons (10th), Armando Caballero (12th), Ainsleigh Pruitt (9th), Camila Schweyer (10th), and Natalie Lopez (11th) for your time and vision for the future of Plumas County! Look out for more Rotary Interact volunteer opportunities in the future.
 
 
Published April 25, 2024