As part of Rolling Hills’ commitment to Service Learning, annually each class chooses a meaningful community service project to plan and implement. This year, the 8th Grade class has elected to do a “hands-on” volunteer project with the Ridge to Rivers trail system. This interconnected network of roads and trails through the Boise Foothills, is a gem of outdoor recreation, right here in our own backyard. This is a great opportunity for your child to help their community, get out in nature, and learn about the ecologic impact of fire in our foothills.
For this project, on Tuesday, May 9th at about 8:15 a.m., we will be walking to the Big Springs Trailhead area (1.5 miles), just north of Rolling Hills. Our project will be to assist in removing fencing that was installed in a fire area last summer. This activity will involve physical labor, and hiking, please note the following from Ridge to Rivers:
R2R/ROLLING HILLS PROJECT- the project will consist of removing smooth wire fencing that was installed last year due to the fire. To accomplish this we will be using fencing tools to remove the existing fence and haul it back to the trail head for transport. Please, have your students prepared to work. It's possible we will hike 1-2 miles carrying tools and materials. Gloves, closed-toed shoes/boots and long pants are all highly recommended. Safety glasses or sunglasses are also important for this project. I'll have some extras of both, just in case! Also, bring a snack to eat and plenty of WATER! A backpack to carry these items is also a good idea. R2R staff will provide tools and instruction.
Upon returning to campus we will celebrate our hard work with pizza and vegetables, provided by Mr. Scott.
Since we will be assisting a City of Boise Volunteer Organization, our release waiver is more extensive than previous school release documents.
Please read the City of Boise Volunteer Handbook,
City of Boise Volunteer Handbook
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and be sure that you agree with the terms outlined, and then sign and return the following school release form.
***We need chaperones, to help supervise and ensure student safety, so if you’d like to help support the students and our community, please join us.
Please return this permission slip, and the lunch order forms prior to Wednesday, May 3rd.
If you have questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org