It has been a few weeks since my last update on the wetland project, but we've made a few significant advances recently: the berms now sport a layer of fresh topsoil which was then hydroseeded, and the chain-link fence has been installed. We plan to beautify the fence somewhat come the spring by planting native vines and other species, as well as installing student-designed signage.
Within the next week or two we'll install a class set of benches within the fence perimeter and then that's it until the spring.
The Grade 7 students made it out earlier this week to tackle the weeding of the tree nursery beds, which, if you'll recall, looked like this:
...and now look like this:
Great job, everyone!
From the photo below, you can see that the trees have grown and filled out nicely, becoming bushier and more robust since their initial planting last fall:
Come the spring, a bed of two of these trees will be planted out around the wetland and elsewhere in the green space at the back of the school.
Anything's better than sitting in class—even digging in the dirt!
—Grade 7 student