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  • “Smoky Sakurada” Friend of Friends of the Park Award​ Pete Leki, Nature Along the Lake Partner Teacher, Waters School 

    In honor of a beloved volunteer of Friends of the Parks, the late Smoky Sakurada, we periodically lift up other committed partners that donate time and commitment to our organization way above and beyond the call of duty.  This year, we send a special shout out to Waters Elementary School Ecology Program Director Pete Leki.  To many…

  • Fighting for their Future Dec 1, 2020

    Dear Friends, Our students in the 7th and 8th Grade have been engaged in an effort to expand the Montrose Point Dunes Natural Area to provide a safe haven for the endangered Piping Plovers that have nested there for the past two years. We have studied the plovers, watched a documentary, worked at the dune, and remembered our ecology lessons…

  • Oct 28, 2020- Update on Ecology from Pete Leki

    Hello Dear School Community and Ecology volunteers,This year has seen a fundamental shift in the way our ecology program works.In previous years I organized field experiences for every class at every grade level. Together we ventured forth into the wild places. I did classes before the trip to prep them, and often after the trip…