13 students from the Environmental Sciences and Technology program planted 500 native trees and shrubs on the CPTC property Tuesday, February 21, 2006.
The site near Lakewood drive and along Flett Creek had been previously cleared of invasive blackberries and reed canary grass. CPTC Environmental Sciences and Technology instructor, Andy Fritz, says the old Flett Dairy property is finally being returned to a more natural state.
“This is an opportunity to improve fish and wildlife habitat on our natural resources property,” add Fritz. “In addition, this gives students the ability to gain experience in a real life restoration activity.”
The blue tubes seen in the photo are tree protectors and can be seen from Lakewood Drive. They will be in place for two-years. The tree planting event was made possible by a grant funded through the Pierce Community Salmon Fund and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
For more information about this event, or to learn more about the CPTC Environmental Sciences and Technology program, please contact Andy Fritz, Instructor, at (253) 589-5506 or email Andy.Fritz@cptc.edu.