Honor Society Springs into Action with Service Projects
A total of 185 Mount Si High School students in the National Honor Society recently volunteered to spruce up two local parks in Snoqualmie. Four groups of students worked hard on March 24, 25, 31 and April 1 to remove invasive blackberry bushes and weeds, dig out stubborn roots and stumps, pick up garbage, load piles of thorny debris into trucks, and spread mulch around native plants and cleared areas. On three of the four day, the teens worked through rainy weather and muddy conditions.
“I’m so proud of this group for volunteering their free time, without complaint through rain and mud, to help beautify the parks and give back to their community,” said Linda Wickswat, Mount Si NHS Advisor and Spanish teacher. “With so many students working hard, it was impressive to see the positive impact they were able to make on these areas.”
The National Honor Society worked with the Green Snoqualmie Partnership to improve the Three Forks Natural Area (across from Centennial Park, near the dog park by the river) and a neighborhood greenbelt park off Orchard Avenue on Snoqualmie Ridge. The city supplied tools and mulch, and the students provided the muscle – to tackle the areas covered with blackberry bushes, scotch broom, and other invasive non-native weeds. Green Snoqualmie is a non-profit through the City of Snoqualmie that works with volunteers to help clean up parks and restore forests.
The Snoqualmie Valley School District complies with all federal and state statutes and regulations and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This holds true for all district employment and student opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district’s Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer and Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Nancy Meeks, P.O. Box 400, Snoqualmie, WA 98065, phone 425-831-8000.