April 10, 2017 - On March 30, Overlake G&CC in Medina, Wash., hosted 15 students from Melissa Chance’s sixth grade class at St. Thomas School. Cory Brown, Golf Course Superintendent, and his three assistants led the students in removing invasive plants like ivy, blackberry and Vinca. Then, the students got to learn about and help to plant native species – Douglas Fir, Salal and Oregon Grape seedlings.
Chance, said after the field trip, "Our 6th Graders sought for an opportunity to restore local habitat and to plant native plant species for their service project this year. We feel so fortunate that we were able to do this at Overlake Golf Course which is located right in our backyard - literally! Everyone had a wonderful experience and we look forward to future partnership opportunities together."