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Kids in Action - July 2016

Earth Day in the Parks
Centralia High School, Centralia, Marion County
St. Joseph School, Olney, Richland County
Grayville High School, Grayville, White County
Two days were devoted to Earth Day in the Parks 2015 events from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) at Beall Woods State Park in Mt. Carmel. Students from Centralia High School, St. Joseph School and Grayville High School planted native wildflowers and grasses as well as building and installing nesting boxes for birds. Mt. Carmel High School students cut and prepared the lumber for the nesting boxes. The efforts of these students will benefit wildlife at the park for many years. The IDNR and Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund provided funding for this event.