YSOP Workday at Burrville ES

October 27th, 2012

In partnership with Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region, we worked on a reforestation project at Burrville Elementary School. In a planting bed adjacent to the front entrance of the school we created a small representation of a forested area. Volunteers from Youth Services Opportunities Project (YSOP) helped us to clear the area of invasive plants and prepare the site for the installation of native plants. Tackling those invasive plants is always a labor-intensive job — thank you YSOP volunteers!

Removing large invasive plants

Loading composted leaf mulch in to amend the soil for planting


Native Planting at Tyler ES with Living Classrooms

October 24th, 2012

In partnership with Living Classroom of the National Capital Region, Jeanette and Kris work to create a sponge garden at Tyler Elementary School. In an area receiving runoff from an asphalted playground, a stormwater snake is installed near a drain to help infiltrate and filter water. Working with the second graders, the area was mulched and planted with grey sedge. There is still much work to do and many plants to be installed, but we are off to a great start!