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A Green Thumb: Tucker County High School Will Build a Unique Greenhouse

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greenhouseTucker County High School teachers, volunteers and students are banding together on a unique project. The school has acquired a National Forest Foundation Grant for $91,000 for the purpose of constructing a 30 foot by 72 foot greenhouse with an attached 20 foot by 30 foot research classroom.

Once completed, the greenhouse will raise two native species, Red Spruce and Balsamic Fir seedlings for reseeding Monongahela National Forest.

Shane Eakle teaches chemistry and environmental science at Tucker County High. He wrote wrote the grant and is helping coordinate efforts for constructing the greenhouse.

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This website has been established and is being managed by the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy to support the work of the Central Appalachian Spruce Restoration Initiative (CASRI).

CASRI is a partnership of diverse interests with a common goal of restoring historic red spruce-northern hardwood ecosystems across the high elevation landscapes of Central Appalachia. It is comprised of private, state, federal, and non-governmental organizations who share a recognition of the importance of this ecosystem.

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For more information, and volunteer opportunities, please contact :

Julie Fosbender

Partnership coordinator

US Forest Service

Monongahela National Forest

P: 304-636-1800

f: 304-637-0582