By: Hannah Weisenberger
Lowe’s has been helping improve schools for the past 12 years through their Toolbox For Education program. This year, Mrs. Page’s Ecology classes were chosen to receive one of the many grants.
“We are thrilled to announce that Lowe’s has awarded Louisville Male High School funding for the Bulldog’s War on Water project,” stated Toolbox For Education. The project includes the building of a rain garden at Male that will help improve the Salt River Watershed’s water quality.
The Rain Garden Network defines a rain garden as a shallow depression that has deep rooted native plants and grasses. By adding a rain garden to Male’s campus, the class will be helping preserve clean rain water. This will also help prevent flooding and water pollution.
The design for the garden was created by students in the class. Mrs. Page explained, “The students conducted their own experiments in order to choose the best plants.” Emily Doyle (12) added, “We met with Margaret from Dropseed Nursery and looked at some of her suggestions.” The plants that were chosen are ones that match Male’s overall color scheme.
Dr. Jury praised Lowe’s Saying, “Thank you Lowe’s for you generosity. The students at Male High School are excited about this project, and with your help it is a reality. Your partnership and willingness to share resources, through this type of funding, are much, much appreciated!”
The project is to be completed in May of 2018 and will be located outside of stairwell D at Male. Doyle is looking forward to the completion of the project and is “excited to start planting the plants.”