Tonasket students planting trees and shrubs near Coulee Creek, and the entire Tonasket seventh grade posing for a photo - Photos by Justin and Parker Haug
Arbor Day Event with the Tonasket Seventh Grade Class: Manager Haug, with the assistance of the Tonasket seventh grade science teacher (and District Educator of the Year). Mrs. Cari Haug, organized an Arbor Day event on the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area near Fish Lake. Also assisting for the day was Okanogan Access Manager Dehart and the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area Maintenance Mechanic Boulger. The day consisted of picking up litter around Fish Lake and adjacent campgrounds, planting riparian trees/shrubs along Coulee Creek, and installing new bird boxes along reconstructed fences. In total, the students picked up nearly 400 pounds of garbage, planted approximately 3000 trees and shrubs, and installed 25 new bluebird nest boxes. The nest boxes were constructed by the Omak and Okanogan High School woodshop classes. Funding for the litter pickup was provided by the Washington Department of Ecology.