The weeks leading up to our 11th annual Go Green Day on Saturday, April 21, 2018 were mild and sunny. We had weeks of planning and 15 beautiful trees delivered to campus ready to plant on Friday, so despite the rain and snow on Saturday morning we want ahead with our day of planting and improvements to GW’s campus.
Thanks to our 100 hardy and hardworking volunteers, we accomplished our mission. Our volunteers were students, parents, teachers, staff, our new principal Dr Waters, alumni parents, alumni, community members, and a group of 19 volunteers from the 2U, Inc. Denver employee volunteers. Improvements were made to the GW Community/School garden with the addition of many, many wheelbarrows of crusher fines for pathways and compost for the garden plots. We planted redbud and gingko trees on the east side of the building, filberts and horse chestnuts on the south side and Kentucky coffee trees on the west side next to the pool wall. Prior to Go Green Day volunteers weeded and turned the soil in the area below the big wall on the south side of the building. Eight Staghorn sumacs were planted and mulch added to this area.
We want to thank all of our volunteers listed below (and please let us know if we missed anyone). It was a gratifying experience to get all the trees planted and watered despite the inclement weather. Afterward we enjoyed pizza and hot chocolate inside the cozy warm Community Room! Well Done GDubb Community!!