Native Plants & Kids – They Help Each Other Grow!

Please consider volunteering to help transform the front of the Elementary School into a Native Plant Park; complete with new pathways, benches and picnic tables.

This is part of the Schoolyard Habitat project that Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance is coordinating for all three of our public schools. By involving our youth in local habitat restoration programs, they learn key science concepts and get involved with planning and creating special schoolyard and community projects!

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Due to our very chilly spring, we’ve had to delay groundbreaking for the new garden until the June summer school session. During the first week of June, we’ll need adult volunteers to complete the garden prep work; adding top soil, placing weed-block fabric and edging, and spreading wood chips and pathway gravel. The following week, during the afternoons, all area youth are invited to help the Boys and Girls Club, and summer school kids plant the garden!

To volunteer, please either send an email to SewardSYH@gmail.com or call Matt Gray at 224-4621. Then we’ll send you a signup link so that we’ll know which days and times that you’re able to help. Here’s the schedule: the garden prep will be on

June 4th    1:00pm  – 5:00pm


June 5th   10:00am – 9:00pm (with breaks for lunch and dinner)

June 6th   10:00am – 5:00pm

We invite all area youth (and parents) to help with the planting in the afternoons of June 10 to 14.

In addition to the groups mentioned above, we also want to thank the Seward Community Foundation, the School District and the US Fish & Wildlife Service for supporting this project.




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