Northwest NEWS

May 8, 2000

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Many hands make short work of project

planting trees

Last week, Woodinville Montessori students planted trees at Wilmot Gateway Park. In two hours, the students planted over 700 trees. The week before, the school's students weeded an area south of the park.
Photo courtesy of the City of Woodinville.

by Becky Nixon, staff reporter

   John Markuson, volunteer coordinator for the city of Woodinville, said "Go," and 29 fourth, fifth, and sixth graders hit the dirt.

   On Tuesday, May 2, students from Woodinville Montessori School completed a field project by planting 721 bareroot trees in two hours at Wilmot Gateway Park.

   The trees, salvaged by Mountain to Sound Greenway Nursery, will be used in restoration projects along the Sammamish River and Little Bear Creek. They will be nurtured by volunteer stewards.

   In the previous week, 45 first, second, and third graders from from the same school weeded an area just south of Wilmot Gateway Park. During a two-hour period, the students filled nine large garbage bags with weeds.