Grand Valley students help out

The Bookcliff Conservation District would like to thank the sixth-grade expeditionary classes from Grand Valley Middle School in Parachute for including Bookcliff Conservation District in their year-long learning project.

Expeditionary learning involves hands-on activities such as field trips, research projects, public speaking and sometimes ending with a community project. We were fortunate to assist with field trips to learn about healthy riparian areas, plant identification, learning about the water table and rehabilitation of Cottonwood Park in Parachute. Students presented their conservation plans to community members and resource professionals and will carry out their plans May 12. Educators Mrs. Wise, Mr. Thompson, Ms. Newlin and Ms. Jakupcak deserve a round of applause for all their hard work.

Please take time to visit Cottonwood Park to see what is possible with students, educators, Division of Parks and Wildlife and your community to make a better place for everybody.

Sharie Prow, district manager

Bookcliff Conservation District

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