Photography by Kara Harris

On October 21, Lakota East’s Environmental Advocates Forum (LEAF) Club hosted a tree planting event at East Main Campus. The goal was, with the help of a grant from Duke Energy, to help the environment, improve the look of the school and, according to Club Adviser Mark Folta, “[fulfill the] vision [to] reforest one acre area over by the interstate.”

LEAF Club plants trees and flowers 2017 Lakota East Photography by Kara Harris

“We did some landscaping work in front of the school to make it look pretty,” said LEAF Club President Gold Bristow. “Hopefully [those] will bring some color to the school.”

LEAF Club plants trees and flowers 2017 Lakota East Photography by Kara Harris

East freshmen Audrey Williams and Shiloh Wolfork are two of the 37 students who had to be at the school by eight in the morning to participate in the project.

LEAF Club plants trees and flowers 2017 Lakota East Photography by Kara Harris

Students Hannah Armentrout and Sophie Roque peek out from the behind the Dawn Redwood tree they planted, one of 20 total trees planted.

LEAF Club plants trees and flowers 2017 Lakota East Photography by Kara Harris

East sophomore Maddie Barone pats down mulch around a Swamp White Oak tree. The next step is to add fertilizer.

LEAF Club plants trees and flowers 2017 Lakota East Photography by Kara Harris

Shiloh Wolfork moves away rocks and soil to plant one of the 30 perennials planted on saturday.

LEAF Club plants trees and flowers 2017 Lakota East Photography by Kara Harris

Victoria Sims and Eve Beiting, East sophomores, help LEAF Club by planting flowers in front of the school.

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