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Students add pollinator habitat near Lakewalk

Students from Duluth East High School’s Green Club and the Future Farmers of America gather at the site of the pollinator habitat along the Lakewalk. Scott Hughes, who lives in the neighborhood and is a paraprofessional at the high school, just happened to be walking by with his black lab Buster. Left to right: Nick Feldhake, Zoe Harvieux, Alexandria Meierhoff, Hillarie Madden, Yuqi Chen and Chris Rengo. (Photo by Naomi Yaeger)1 / 3
The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors gathered to help East High School and Pheasants Forever celebrate a ceremonial groundbreaking of the pollinator site on Sept. 18. (Photo submitted)2 / 3
A Pheasants Forever trailer displays the club's mission. (Photo by Naomi Yaeger)3 / 3

The local Pheasants Forever chapter, along with Duluth East High School students, have teamed up to create a pollinator habitat between the school and the Lakewalk. A pollinator habitat is an area with plants and other environmental aspects that attracts pollinators like butterflies. The one at East High School is designed for the specific site and will be beautify the area as well as serve as a learning tool for the students.

"This location will be designed to favor the attraction, survival and reproduction of pollinators, as well as providing a monarch weigh station along the butterfly's migration path," said David Lood, youth director of Pheasants Forever of St. Louis/Carlton County.

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