What's Happening with the Wetland Now?
When asked EJ Guadet, What is happening with
the wetland now? EJ Guadet spoke for our backyard saying, "I'm Freezing".
The last thing you heard about the Sanborn
Wetland was the fact that we actually have one. The wetland
is frozen for now but, the students of Project World have been brainstorming
ideas of how we can share and preserve the wetland come Spring.
Well, we're back! Our plans for the wetland
are going into effect. We are in the process of creating a trail
and boardwalk through the wetland, a granite arch way for the entrance,
and benches made of stone and wood. All these projects are now going
into effect and lots of hard work has already been put towards Sanborn's
future wetland. Our hopes for the wetland are becoming a reality.
Jason Loik with the Assistance of Mr. A Taylor
is creating a design for the archway. He has the size and shape and
is now working out the details. The archway will be made of Granite
found in the wetland that is believed to be steps from the Kingston Town
Hall that burned down. The Granite was then thrown into the wetland
that, back then, was seen as the town dump. Loik is designing stencils
of the 4 elements of nature, (Earth, water, fire, and wind) that he will
sandblast into the Granite.
Jessie Robie, Ian Perkins, Sondra Perry, and
Tom Wilhelm have joined forces and created a map of the wetland including
where the boardwalk and trail will be. They are in the process of
getting a permit to begin construction.
Jim Consentino and Dan Mercurio will be making
benches. Consentino is working with Mr. D Taylor to create benches
out of wood. Mercurio hopes to create his benches out of the same
granite Loik is. Both are working on designs and technique.
We are getting excited about the future of
Sanborns wetland. As soon as the permit is passed we will begin building.
The hope is to begin in late March. If you would like to help see
a friend in Project world, EJ Gaudet, Mrs. McAskill or Mrs. Pudlowski.
Stay tuned for the next wetland update in the Project World Connection.