Rock Creek Middle School returns to Rock Creek!

Written by SOLVE Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest AmeriCorps member, Nicole Poletto

Rock Creek Middle School @ Rock Creek on 4.18.2013

Rock Creek Middle School is dedicated to restoring our watershed!

We spent the evening mulching some native species to help add nutrients to the soil and to suppress weeds.  These mulch “donuts” will also help the plant retain water in the warm summer months!  However, while mulching our native plants, it was impossible not to notice (and remove!) all of the invasive species that were creeping in.  Armenian Blackberry, Teasel, and Robert’s Geranium were some that we found – just to name a few!  At the end of the day, we took some time to reflect on our work at Rock Creek and how we help improve the health of our watershed for future generations.  We left feeling accomplished and excited for our next outing!

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