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Mar

Donegal High School Students Place Bird Boxes at Riverfront Park

On February 25, 2015 and braving below-freezing temperatures, current Donegal High School “Donegal Experiential Education Program (DEEP) #26 students positioned bird habitat boxes. This experience is part of DEEP’s Natural Environment curriculum component and was attended by PA Game Commission (PGC) Food & Cover crew mDEEP2embers. The PGC provided the boxes and as an environmental service project for DEEP. DEEP studeDEEP3nts first painted the structures in early February and then positioned the boxes on February 25th. The location was at East Donegal Township Riverfront Park, which is adjacent to the Susquehanna River. There is an aspect of the park which has wetlands and therefore is conducive to waterfowl use. DEEP students placed five Wood Duck and four Mallard Duck nesting structures. East Donegal Township Supervisors approved this project at their February 5, 2015 meeting. As an on-going educational and environmental service project students of DEEP will maintain these structures.