Pallet Trees Dropped into Green River Lake to Create Habitats

Pallet Trees

Taylor County Junior Conservation Board and Taylor County FFA worked with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife to sink a new kind of “tree” in efforts to create and establish fish habitats in Green River Lake.

 

Last week, students at Taylor County High School is Mrs. Wayne’s Principles of Agriscience class zip tied more than 2,000 pallets together in three different formats. On Monday, April 15, they created a pallet “tree” to sink.

 

14 Taylor County Conservation Board and Taylor County FFA members participated in the sinking and habitat establishment. Although it was a little chilly on the morning of the 15th, the members had a great time giving back to the community and the environment with this awesome and innovative event. Students created more than 25 new habitats made up of close to 2,000 pallets and 4,000 zip ties! They are placed in the Lone Valley Green River Lake Campground ramp area (the GPS coordinates will be loaded to the Fish and Wildlife website soon).

 

We are proud of these student leaders and the impact they have in our community! Taylor County FFA would like to give a special thanks to Eric Cummins from Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife for helping the TCHS students with this event.

Pallet Trees

Pallet Trees

Pallet Trees

 





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