Tree Planting Project Summary
Summary of the Rincon/UHS Tree Planting Project
By Special Parent Contributor Becky Vance
The RUHS Campus Projects and Beautification Committee would like to thank everyone who made this year’s tree planning project possible! All of the work has been completed, so we thought you might want to know what was accomplished. In addition to everyone who came out to plant trees, we had an enthusiastic group of students who painted the parking curbs in the north lot. Without the exceptional administrators, teachers, students, and parents at RUHS, none of this would be possible!
How was the project funded?
$1500 in parent donations. Thanks to everyone who made a contribution!
Schoolyard Grant from the Watershed Management Group, Inc. Thanks WMG!
Special thanks to Chris Webb, UHS parent and landscape foreman, who helped with the purchase of trees and staking materials, arranged for the backhoe operator, and supervised the dig. We appreciate your time and expertise!
When did the project take place?
Saturday, March 3: basins carved out; tree holes dug
Sunday, March 4: WMG Water Harvesting Workshop for 30 students and parents
17 trees planted, basins shaped, shrubs and grasses planted
curbs in north lot painted
Saturday, March 24: 11 remaining trees planted
Ongoing watering by RUHS teachers and students until plants are established Thanks to everyone who is helping with this!
What tree varieties were planted and where were they planted?
We planted several drought tolerant trees including mesquites, palo verdes, ironwoods, and Chinese pistache along with a variety of shrubs and grasses
Trees were planted in the area between the science classrooms and auditorium, in the main courtyard, and in the east parking lot medians, all areas in great need of shade!
Who helped plant the trees and paint the curbs?
Administrators: Ms. Moll, Mrs. Comstock, Mr. Cota-Robles
UHS Environmental Sciences teacher Dr.Tobin. Dr. Tobin was involved in all aspects of the planning and implementation of this project. Special thanks to you Dr. Tobin!
Watershed Management Group’s Tory Syracuse and Adam Schwartz RUHS teachers, students, parents, and family members listed below
This was HARD work, so please take a minute to thank these individuals when you see them!
Students from Rincon and UHS who planted trees and painted curbs
Thanks to all of you!
Ana Lucia Hormel
Teachers, parents, family and friends from both schools who helped with the project
We are grateful for your support!
What’s in store for 2012-2013? 4th Annual RUHS Campus Clean Up Addition of landscaping in other key areas of campus Improvement of some areas “inside” the buildings
Have a great summer! See you in August!!
Chun Yan Shi
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