Dixon Waterfowl Refuge Volunteer Day

Collage of students in wetlands planting plants


Last week Kewanee FFA and Climate Crew students volunteered at the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge with Ms. Safiran.  The students did an excellent job and braved the rain all morning while planting. The Wetlands Initiative staff said that they planted 720 plants!

Info about Dixon Waterfowl Refuge:

The Wetlands Initiative (TWI), a non-profit dedicated to restoring wetland ecosystems in the
Midwest, will welcome Kewanee High School students for a fun morning outdoors planting
native wildflowers at the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge. TWI’s Sue and Wes Dixon Waterfowl Refuge
is a 3,000-acre restored natural area in Putnam County, Illinois, that has been recognized as a
Wetland of International Importance. Once farmed for nearly a century, the Refuge is now
home to 278 bird species and more than 730 native plant species. Kewanee HS students will
help us bring back healthy wetland and prairie habitats at this special site!

Students who went on the trip were:

Maya Davis

Shayla Hufford

Harper Gillespie

Ashlynn Brose

Citlali Cazares

Abigail DeSchepper

Rachel DeRycke

Isaiah Golnick