SCE Forum Projects 2008 - Buffalo Gap HS, VA
|The project was completed on May 28, 2008. The
students had two hours to get the work done, digging trenches and holes in
just about the hardest ground imaginable, sawing and drilling
landscaping timbers, pounding rebar through the timbers into the
unyielding ground. And, working together, they got it done,
leaving a bit of mulching for the kids in the afterschool program to
Sandy Greene dropped by at the end of the day to pick up the tools she provided, and later sent this note: "(I) was led out to the site by the afterschool kids who were so proud! The principal was beaming, too. Thank you so much for demonstrating such wonderful stewardship, citizenship, skill (not to mention elbow grease!)."
Many thanks to everyone who made this project possible, including Buffalo Gap High School teacher Rosalea Riley, Beverly Manor Elementary School Principal Dawn Young, Sandy Greene (HSWCD), Paul DeMarsh (VA DCR), and funders Virginia Environmental Endowment and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
The project was featured in the print edition of the Daily News Leader (Staunton, VA) on May 29; the article and a photo gallery can be seen on the web here.
Here are a few pictures.