Interact Club Advisor Kerry Stack and President Elect of the Minden Rotary Sam Steele and club members Jace Desjardins, Lauren Alexander, Beth Gleason, Brayden Evans and David Alexander.
Douglas High School’s Interact Club planted 45 trees at Turtle Rock Park recently to help restore losses from the Tamarack Fire.
Started by a lightning strike in July 2021, the Tamarack Fire consumed nearly 70,000 acres across Nevada and California.
The Interact club is the student club of Rotary and is sponsored by Rotary of Minden and consists of students ages 12-18.
Through mentors and community involvement, students develop leadership skills while discovering the power of “service above self.”
Interact Club Advisor Kerry Stack said two projects are organized every year, one that helps the students’ schools or community and one that promotes international understanding.
Planting the trees was part of the community project organized by club member Lauren Alexander.
Stack said Alexander had a family friend involved in the fire and their story encouraged her to want to help restore some loss from the fire.
During the project, students were taught about reforestation by certified arborists from the Alpine watershed group.