Cascade Christian 7th and 8th graders, student mentors from Cascade Christian High School’s stream ecology class, CCHS science teacher Mr. Gary Bennett, and members from Lomakatsi Restoration Project were hard at work today along Bear Creek which abuts the school property.

Students planted, fertilized, mulched and watered native trees and shrubs along the creek. Additionally, they removed invasive plants around last year’s plantings and worked on enhancing the walking path that runs through the restoration site. Students were also introduced to a variety of subjects including fish and wildlife habitat, local ecology, botany, soils and creek restoration.

Another component of the day had students participating in a water quality testing activity where they learned about the health of this critical waterway that runs through the Rogue Valley.

Lomakatsi, whose mission is to restore ecosystems and the sustainability of communities, cultures, and economies, initiated restoration at Cascade Christian High School eight years ago to engage students in activities that help improve fish and wildlife habitat along Bear Creek.

Mrs. Devon Rickabaugh, Head of Schools, is thrilled to see students outside in our living classroom learning about God’s creation and how we can do our part to be good stewards of what He has provided for us.