Friday, June 23, 2017

Rain Week: Day 5

One of the campers planting Joe Pye Weed

Photo courtesy of Jaraide Dossavi

The final day of Rain Week took place in the Sarita Wetland once again, however, this time the campers had a mission to plant native Minnesota plants. There were a variety of plants: Great Blue Lobelia, Joe Pye Weed, Swamp Milkweed, Showy Goldenrod, and Bottlebrush Sage. While planting, a few animals were spotted: geese, ducks, turtles, dragonflies, and a ladybug.
Also, there were some hardy roots to break through, which was a challenge, but it’s great to know that the campers played a role in making the wetland a better place.
Sidewalk chalk aimed at informing the public

Photo courtesy of Andreas Fenner

After the planting, the campers went to the storm drain that started their water journey and drew the Mississippi River, fish, and other wildlife with chalk. A few curious pedestrians stopped by and the campers zealously informed them about the importance of water protection. In the closing moments of Rain Week the campers received their Water Journey necklaces. We hope to see everyone next year!

The AM campers!

Photo courtesy of Jaraide Dossavi

The PM campers!

Photo courtesy of Nishtha Singla
Written by Andreas Fenner

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