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Forest for Good: Waldorf School students planting 10,000 trees in 2020

By Nicole Vulcan

In early May, you won't find students from the Waldorf School of Bend in their normal classrooms. Instead, they'll be taking their learning to the forest, where they'll participate in a service project aimed at restoring some of the woodland destroyed by the Milli Fire. That 2017 fire burned some 24,000 acres in the Deschutes National Forest and the Three Sisters Wilderness.

On May 1 and 2, Waldorf School students and staff will aim to replant about 50 acres of that land with seedlings, cultivated by the U.S. Forest Service, that are ideal for that area's location and elevation. The goal is to plant 10,000 trees, with the idea of having students return to the area on occasion to see the progress of their labor. According to the Waldorf School of Bend, the project will offset more than 283 tons of carbon. People can learn more about the project by visiting the website,

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