Elementary Students Help with Planting Project at Hibbing Taconite

By KBJR News 1

Credit: Sandra Karnowski Cliffs Natural Resources District Manager

Students from Lincoln Elementary School in Hibbing toured the mine and helped with a major planting project.

May 21, 2013 Updated Nov 23, 2013 at 6:26 PM CDT

Hibbing, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Fifth grade students from Lincoln Elementary School in Hibbing helped with a planting project at Hibbing Taconite on Tuesday.

The weather was less than ideal, but the kids still took the opportunity to tour the mine and helped plant more than 800 grouse packets (mixture of Gray and Red Osier Dogwood, Highbush,, Cranberry, Hannyberry, Juneberry, Crabapple and White Spruce.)

The planting is part of Hibbing Taconite's reclamation activities in partnership with the IRRRB, University of Minnesota and the DNR.

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