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West Ridge Nature Preserve, Park Advisory Council (PAC)

West Ridge Nature Preserve, Park  Advisory Council (PAC)

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Our StoryWalk is Back!

It took a community to restore our StoryWalk after a sad vandalism episode. You now can walk along the south path and enjoy poems and accompanying drawings in each storyboard along the way. 

Current StoryWalk masterpieces came from St. Hilary first and second graders. They created improvised haiku and accompanying drawings as part of a coordinated field trip/classroom activity led by PAC volunteers. Last month featured writing and art from St Philip School.  

The StoryWalk’s return happened because the community cares. Alderman Patrick O’Conner and Green Briar Park Supervisor Tim Gibson donated sturdy stakes. Four PAC volunteers and three Starbucks volunteers repaired damaged storyboards and mounted them on stakes they had cut and pounded deep into the ground. PAC retired teacher volunteers led the field trip and the in-class follow-up.

From the beginning, all StoryWalk materials and labor have been donated.  READ MORE
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