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Lindsay Thurber football programs plant 2,000 trees

To help conserve nature west of Blackfalds
The Lindsay Thurber High School Raiders senior and bantam football teams planted 2,000 trees to conserve nature. (Photo submitted by Lindsay Thurber Raiders)

The Lindsay Thurber High School Raiders senior and bantam football programs did their part in helping preserve nature.

In partnership with Pheasants Forever, a non-profit organization, they planted 2,000 spruce and pine trees at a location west of Blackfalds in hopes of conserving pheasants, quail, and other wildlife.

“This was a challenging task as it was a really hot day and the ground was hard and very rocky,” said senior football head coach Ole Stearns in a media release.

“I am proud of our bantam and senior players as they were committed to getting the trees in the ground and worked hard to complete the task.”

They want to thank Dick Lemke, Urbain Zak, and Dave Schneider with Pheasants Forever for the opportunity to be a part of the initiative. Lemke explained that the kids did a great job and called them a “super group.”

Thurber Principal Chris Good added at the school they encourage students to be active in the community.

“It is great to see our football athletes and coaches putting in the time to support a great cause.”

Ian Gustafson

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Ian began his journalism career as a reporter in Prince Albert, Sask. for the last three years, and was born and raised in Saskatchewan.
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