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WACO environmental class plant trees

Nov 01, 2013
Photo by: WACO Schools Those involved with the project were: Tim Egli, Barry Leichty, Ron Roth, Bev Conrad, Marsha Chalupa, Larry Leichty and Mayor Brad Roth. WACO students Dylan Carlson, Skyler Copeland, Austin Durham, Cody Fort, Ben Herzinger, Brett Hesseltine, Tucker Janecek, Jacob Johnson, Jesus Perez, Darren Rickheim, Brenden Shampney, Riley Stacy, Michael Stutzman, Kyler Wilson and Shindelar and Sammons.

WAYLAND — The City of Wayland was the recipient of a $1,000 grant of the 2013 Branching Out program. With the help of many volunteers and the WACO environmental class, four autumn blaze maple trees were planted at West Park on Halloween day, in the rain.

WACO environmental teacher Ms. Shindelar and staff Mrs. Sammons, and 14 students braved the wind and rain to come to the park and help with the project and learn more about trees and the role they play in communities and the environment. A few pitched in to shovel in the dirt and add mulch to finish the project. Thanks to Trees Forever, the City of Wayland has been able to plant several trees at West Park and other areas in town with a broad variety of species to add to or replace many trees damaged or dying due to wind, disease, and age. Wayland appreciates the opportunity to work with youth and to educate the citizens about the importance of trees and improving our environment.


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