On May 13, students from Eastside Preparatory School in Kirkland designed and facilitated a service learning project at Everest Park. Students spent the day identifying and removing non-native invasive plant species from the park in and around the new Kirkland Rotary Club-sponsored centennial picnic structure.
In preparation for this event, students invited experts from the Cascade Land Conservancy to discuss the detrimental impact of these invasive species on Kirkland's open areas. As a conscientious member of the community, Eastside Prep hopes to contribute in many capacities in the coming months for our city's Centennial.
The event was a success and the kids enjoyed a celebratory barbeque after the community service project in beautiful Everest Park. Students relished the opportunity to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather and work to achieve a greater sense of civic engagement.
Jeff Adair is a teacher at Eastside Preparatory School.[[In-content Ad]]