Conservation club adds members through fundraising |

Conservation club adds members through fundraising

Staff Reports
Members of the Conservation Club, from l-r: Front Row: Kirsi Whear, Miya Connelly. Back Row: Jesse Cabrera, Ariana bilderback, Rachel Hollar, Tess Sando, Grace McKay
Special to The R-C |

Carson Valley Middle School’s Conservation Club added five new four-legged members to the club thanks to their latest fundraising efforts.

The club raised funds this fall through a “Tie Dye for Tigers” event to virtually adopt five wild tigers through the World Wildlife Fund.

Over 50 students, grades 6-8 participated in the event and enough money was raised to virtually adopt the wild animals.

For the “Tie Dye for Tigers” event, students brought $5 and one article of clothing to tie dye.

Tie dye materials and refreshments were donated by Taildragger Café.

This event was sponsored by CVMS’s Conservation Club, but it was a student driven event.

They made signs, talked to classrooms, and some of the organizing students contributed refreshments.

“The kids had a wonderful time doing this,” Faculty advisor for the Conservation Club Meg Getty said.

“We hope to make it an annual event.”

The Conservation Club will next turn its efforts to helping out the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office canine program.

The club will be planning a spring event to raise money to help the dogs.

“The kids are very excited about helping, and the sheriff’s department was very enthusiastic and has offered to bring in a dog and talk to students one day after school during our club meeting,” Getty said. “We are working with Capt. (Joe) Duffy, who is in charge of the canine program.”