Green Apple Day of Service
On Saturday, September 22, 2018, Hillcrest staff, students, and families came together as a community for our fourth annual Green Apple Day of Service at Joseph Whidbey State Park. This is a national service program dedicated to teaching kids about being active members of their communities and stewards of the planet by beautifying their campus or community.
As part of an on-going commitment to model what it means to contribute to our community and as part of our efforts to be a Green School, Hillcrest has officially adopted Joseph Whidbey State Park. After applying through the Washington State Parks Adopt-a-Park Program, Hillcrest is now partnered with this beautiful Whidbey Island location. During past Green Apple Days of Service,
students have planted nine Garry Oaks in a grove unofficially named Heron Grove. The team also cleared overgrown ivy and blackberries along the trails and cleaned up the beach access areas.
2017 Green Apple Day of Service
2016 Green Apple Day of Service
A fun and productive morning was capped off by students and park rangers installing two signs highlighting Hillcrest's official adoption of Joseph Whidbey State Park! Check out the photo gallery to see all the work done in our beautiful park.