On behalf of the organizations involved, I would like to elaborate on the "Where's Buddy Bison" photos from Tahoe Paradise Park that appeared in in the Tahoe Daily Tribune's Weekend edition on Oct. 16.
With funding from Harrah's Lake Tahoe and the National Park Trust, fifth-graders from Sierra House Elementary attended a service learning project associated with Wonders of Water Week in South Tahoe Schools. Instructors from the U.S. Forest Service, Tahoe Institute for Natural Science, California Trout and Tahoe Resource Conservation District performed hands-on activities and clinics along the Upper Truckee River in Meyers, including willow planting to reduce riverbank erosion control, insect identification, water quality monitoring, and identification of Tahoe native bird species.
National Park Trust's "Where's Buddy Bison?" program works with youth to ensure that future generations appreciate and experience national and state parks across the US.
We would like to thank the activity instructors, Tahoe Unified School District, Sierra House Elementary, Harrah's, National Park Trust and everyone else who made this service learning project a great success.
Tahoe Resource Conservation District