A class that cares about the trees
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May 21, 2014  |  Vote 0    0

A class that cares about the trees

St. Marys Journal Argus

Stew Slater

St. Marys Journal Argus

During recent excursions to the Sparling Bush from their classroom at Little Falls Public School, the Grade 2 pupils of Ms. Mahaffy’s class were dismayed to discover numerous informal fire pits, some of them obviously used very recently.

The students expressed concern to their teacher about the disturbance to the Sparling Bush ecosystem, as well as about the safety of residents and homes — some of them still under construction — in nearby subdivisions. Under the direction of teacher Rachel Mahaffy, they created signs asking people not to light fires in the Bush, had the signs laminated, and asked the Town about the possibility of posting them at the park’s entrances.

They also asked about permanent “No Campfires” signs.

On more than one occasion in recent weeks, the St. Marys Volunteer Fire Department and the Perth County OPP have been called to the Sparling Bush area after reports of unexplained fires.

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