Highland Lakes Elementary Nature Trail Work Day
Highland Lakes Students work on nature trail irrigation

The Highland Lake Nature Area is in need of some tender loving care.  Past drought and recent heavy rains have caused havoc to the nature area, so a work day is scheduled for Saturday, August 1st, from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Parents, community members, teachers and staff are invited to join us as we rebuild and renovate our trail.

“The Nature Area is a place where everyone is welcome to come and enjoy,” said new Highland Lakes Elementary Principal Bethany Birdwell.  “We set up the work day so our nature lovers can come and go as needed.  Any time volunteers can spend Saturday is very much appreciated!”

The Highland Lake Nature Area began in October 2001 with classes planning and developing a .33 mile trail, classroom and interruptive boxes.  The initial project was designed to provide habitat for native species of animals and plant life the Highland Lakes area.  Through using the nature area, teachers are able to strengthen academics, provide real world applications, form cohesive relationships, and increase appreciation of our environment.  The Highland Lake trail is the recipient of the Texas Forestry Urban award for education and the Texas Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award.

Tools and supplies will be available, but volunteers can bring extra rakes and shovels to help outfit extra volunteers.  Remember to put on bug spray and sunscreen, wear gloves, and bring water for the work day.  

HLE students 
Students check out trail conditions

For more information about the Nature Area Work Day, call Highland Lakes Elementary at 830-798-3650.

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