Texas students plant trees, work with Alabama-Coushatta tribe

Students and tribe members work together to plant the trees near the reservation.

While everyone says we need to do more to help our environment and our communities, some students actually put those ideas into action.

Hussain Mohammed, a Texas A&M student and CFACT Driessen Fellow, recently helped lead a tree planting and clean up of a community near the Alabama-Coushatta Native American reservation of Texas.

The event was also a cooperative effort of Turning Point USA students and the YAF club on campus.

“This was a great opportunity to help the community,” said Hussain. “We planted about 50 Abiu fruit trees and 100 Alma or Indian Gooseberry trees. We did this so the community could maintain their self-sufficiency, since many of their crops were destroyed in recent tornadoes.”

Some students dig, while some take a quick break to talk with their peers and the tribe members during the community outreach event.

Located in eastern Texas, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe has the oldest reservation in the State located on approximately 10,200 acres. According to the tribe website: “There are more than 1,200 members, about half of whom live on the reservation.”

Students transport brush and used containers for proper disposal.
The community works together to coordinate where to place the trees.

Look for more great efforts from the growing network of students at Texas A&m soon!