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June 22, 2012
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Portland H.S. students volunteer in Carson City's Riverview Park

These high school students were enjoying the outdoors, but they weren't lounging under shade trees or scaling mountains - they were volunteering to make it better.

Twenty-two high school students from the Portland, Ore., area stopped in Carson City's Riverview Park Thursday to wrap cottonwood trees in chicken wire to protect them from beavers and yank noxious weeds as part of a four-community tour with the Students Today Leaders Forever program. The Minneapolis-based nonprofit is aimed at engaging the youth in service-based leadership.

Some of the crew joked about coming home with "battle scars" after spending the morning working, and …

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