Our school is located adjacent to the Commons Natural Area and within the Kid’s Creek watershed. We will be addressing the need of Kids Creek as an identified impaired body of water and study the unique features of the surrounding trails. We will adopt a part of the stream to understand the diversion planning that the city has implemented, conduct water testing and determine water quality through the study of macro-invertebrates present in the creek.
Students learned to identify native plants and collected native plant seeds to make seed pods for spring planting.
Greenspire students will create a new trail to reduce erosion at the Commons, and maintain nearby existing trails through mulching.
Our year- long study of Kids Creek and its tributaries will involve identifying erosion control sites and working with an engineer to create erosion control plans. Students will monitor stream health through macro invertebrate identification and abiotic factors.