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GROUP REBUILDS PARK AFTER LAST YEARS WILDFIRES

Almost 100 children and adults gathered Saturday at the site of the park in the Ranch Crest Subdivision. The park was selected by a group of students as an after school project after it was lost last year during the wildfires. The Texas Forest Service provided trees and their expertise for the planting of the new trees and the placement of a drip watering system around each sapling.  Loads of mulch were spread around new playground equipment. Constable David Hill provided the pit and BBQ for the workers as did Rudy’s in Spring. Cherry Edwards said her student s work on a new project every year. The project is titled Community Problem Solving. In the beginning they had decided to plant trees to replace the ones lost in the wildfires. The Texas Forest Service derailed that when they explained that the area was still in a severe drought and the chances of the trees making it would be slim. Then the group of nine students between the ages of nine and twelve saw the playground and the melted equipment. Emily Ashlock, one of the group said she was inspired when a female Texas Forest Service employee told her of putting hot spots out on the playground during the fires.

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