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Tahoe yellow cress stems planted at Edgewood

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Provided by EdgewoodGretchen Huie, environmental scientist with Nevada Tahoe Conservation District (standing, second from left) oversees the first planting of a Tahoe yellow cress by South Tahoe High School students Jocelyn DeLeon, a senior, and Leighton Cook, a junior, on Saturday at Edgewood.

A group of students, scientists and a conservation coordinator planted more than 300 nursery-grown Tahoe yellow cress stems as part of a stewardship program Saturday at Edgewood Tahoe.

The Tahoe yellow cress is only found natively on the eshores of Lake Tahoe, and nowhere else in the world, according to Edgewood Companies project manager Brandon Hill. The Tahoe Yellow Cress Stewardship Program is a cooperative effort between the staff of the Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Nevada Tahoe Conservation District, Tahoe Resource Conservation District and the Tahoe yellow cress Adaptive Management Working Group. The program provides lakefront property owners, such as Edgewood, with an opportunity to help protect the threatened plant.

Nine students from the South Tahoe High School Generation Green Club participated in the planting. Those students included senior Jocelyn DeLeon, juniors Leighton Cook, Tyler Meyers and Sam Burba, sophomores Rebecca Wesson, Kayla Owens and Larissa Gloutak and freshmen Nick Brogna and Jera Barney.

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