by Andrea Foster, Conservation Outreach Coordinator
Little Forks Conservancy’s Andrea Foster had a unique opportunity to engage middle school students from the Rock Center for Youth Development’s after school program!
Andrea and Huron Pines AmeriCorps member Sara Huetteman visited three different sites to construct native plant seed balls with the students of Bullock Creek, Jefferson and Northeast middle schools. Working hand in hand with AmeriCorps Vista Ben Martinson, Little Forks’ first successful partner event with the Rock C4YD was a hit!
Over fifty-seven students were engaged, and over five hundred seed balls were made. The seed balls are being dried and packaged to use as giveaways at events that Little Forks Conservancy attends as non-profit vendors.
Native plant use is an especially important part of the Conservation@Home program. When you plant natives, you are helping control invasive species, care for your local eco-system, providing wildlife habitat, and much more!