On April 22nd, 2016 R Park celebrated Earth Day in partnership with Jackson, Wyoming’s Journeys School. Fifteen of their high schoolers showed up with work gloves ready to work and “liberate the trees” as one of them explained.
Let Jack, CeeCee, Griffin, and Rainer tell you about their day in this 40 second video.
While reclaiming the former gravel-pit into a natural park its nonprofit owner and steward, Rendezvous Lands Conservancy, has planted grasses, wetlands, shrubs, and tree groves. To protect the saplings from moose and beavers fencing was essential.
After having removed almost 100 yards of fence one of the volunteers concluded,
I feel accomplished…working on something like this. It sounds kind of cliche, but it’s really true.
Many thanks to the Journeys School for their hard work! The Journeys School is an independent school that integrates ecology, culture and community for Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade students in a college preparatory setting.
We seek volunteers to help in ways that are meaningful and rewarding to them—install and repair signs, maintain trails, and/or pull the weeds. You can also visit R Park on a regular basis to serve as an informal ambassador. There are many options, so please let us know if you’re interested.
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, RLC’s work is made possible thanks to support and donations. We hope you’ll consider making a gift today by check and sent via USPS to PO Box 6430 | Jackson, WY 83002 or by credit card online.