On Oct. 21st, 9 eighth graders from St. George's Independent School (SGIS) joined WRC staff at Lovitt Woods to clear privet on a beautiful fall morning. Working cooperatively and energetically, the kids accumulated a huge pile of cut privet in just a couple of hours. THANK YOU!
Before and after
The Kingsbury High School garden club met WRC staff after school on Oct. 25th to continue the transformation of the large inner courtyard at their school into a natural oasis, planting native trees and shrubs such as spicebush, pawpaw, red buckeye, and hazelnut according to a master plan created by Kristen Lamberson at Strawberry Plains Audubon. The students will plant several more shrubs and trees this fall and prepare the soil for both a raingarden and a butterfly garden to be planted in the spring. Great job, guys!
Both projects are sponsored by WRC's FedEx Five Star Grant which funds habitat restoration and environmental education.
Planting a pawpaw in the KHS courtyard.