Recently, the school collaborated with local partners to change the physical landscape of the school through pavement removal and tree planting. Melissa Buckingham, the Water Quality Improvement Director of the Pierce Conservation District, shared that HRRS has "ripped up over 5,000SF of pavement as Phase I of an overall revamp of the Holy Rosary campus. To complete Phase I we are adding 71 large landscape trees along the back wall that will help reduce air and noise pollution from I5, liven up the space, and provide shade during hot days. As a reminder Phase II will be removing the remaining 10,000SF, moving the play equipment to the corner, installing a grass area for the students to play on, and complete the tree planting along the back wall."
The planting took place in late October and was a memorable experience for all involved. Many thanks to mentor Professor Bridget Yaden for these photos.
-Mary Bridget Burns