Students from Glendale High School will be getting their hands dirty this Thursday, but in this case, teachers and parents will be o.k. with it. Students will be planting seedlings on lands burned during last year's Douglas Complex fire.
The Oregon Department of Forestry says these aren't just any state-owned lands. Revenues generated from these lands go to help fund educationg via the Common School Fund. This is the beginning of a new program geared at educating local students on their surrounding forests. The National Arbor Day foundation contributed $23,000 to buy 50-thousand seedlings.
Last summer, the Douglas Complex fire burned 48-thousand acres in Douglas and Josephine Counties.