2015-07-02 / Nature

Project Benefits Wildlife and Public

By Jack Kelly

A group of Rogers High School students recently completed a nine month biology and horticultural project, with the successful planting of 175 spartina plants (a hearty marsh grass species) at the Sachuest Point salt marshes. The students, Elijah Swain, Zoe Clougher, Tomas Mendez and Matthew Link, planted the grasses in a bare area on the western side of the wetlands, an area slated for restoration. Link, an Eagle Scout candidate from Troop 3 in Newport, has been involved in a number of environmental restoration projects in the area as he works toward his badge.

This planting, under the guidance of Rogers biology teacher Scott Dickison and in collaboration with Save The Bay and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, is the first of many efforts planned as part of the Maidford River Restoration Project.

For more information, visit fws.gov/refuges/sachuest_ point.

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