Last week, the South River Federation partnered with the National Aquarium to bring four different school volunteer groups over the course of three days to our Camp Woodlands living shoreline project. The schools involved in the planting efforts were Western School of Technology and Environmental Science, Gateway School, St. Andrew’s United Methodist Day School, and Westport Academy. Now that construction on the restoration project has been completed and the weather has gotten warmer, it was time to plant the restoration site with marsh vegetation.
Two of the schools volunteering at the planning were a part of the National Aquarium’s Wetland Nursery Program. Over the course of the school year, students raised native wetland plants as well as native fish. The students were then able to plant the smooth cordgrass they grew and release the rockfish they had raised.
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