Lindbergh students study storm damage, donate to help new trees

Lindbergh students study storm damage, donate to help new trees

Students from the Lindbergh Eager Achievement Program, or LEAP, at Truman Elementary School this week presented a check for $430 to the Sunset Hills Parks and Recreation Department to help purchase gator bags for assisting with the watering of the newly planted trees at Watson Trail Park.

After the devastation of the New Year’s Eve tornado on Watson Trails Park and the surrounding neighborhood, the 44 LEAP students decided to take action. Teacher Laurie Johnston and the students built 65 birdhouses to provide temporary habitat for birds and took a field trip to Watson Trails Park to assess the damage.

The group conducted a holistic study of the storm’s effects on the trees and habitats within the park. They presented their findings to city parks staff this week.

Pictured with the LEAP students is Parks and Recreation Director Gerald Brown.