The superheroes of Mt. Scott Creek

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Written by SOLVE Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest members Nicole Poletto and Lauren McKenna

Spring Mountain Elementary @ Mt. Scott Creek on 4.16.2013

As one of their last times to Mt. Scott Creek, the superheroes of Spring Mountain Elementary prepared to protect their newly planted native plants!

In order to do this, we needed to pull the invasive English Ivy creeping up the trees and into our plants.  We also needed to finish mulching our plants to make sure they aren’t thirsty during the hot summer.  Both tasks were very important jobs, and neither were taken lightly!  Students ripped ivy off of rocks, trees and the ground, determined to make sure it would not grow back while other students lovingly made mulch donuts around our Snowberries, Western Red Cedars, and Ninebarks.

Ivy? Not on our watch!

Ivy? Not on our watch!

We also took the chance to reflect on the year for a community newsletter that will be distributed to the surrounding community!  Since we have been working so hard at Mt. Scott Creek, this is our chance to tell the world why it is important and why we love it so much!

Here are a few of the reflections from the day:

Thank you Spring Mountain Green Team, for coming to the rescue and saving Mt. Scott Creek!

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