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Cleveland 4th and 5th Graders Assist in Tree Planting Project
The 4th and 5th grade classrooms at Cleveland Elementary School recently assisted the Friends of Hika Bay in planting 500 trees along the Hika Shores property in Cleveland. This was the next step in the multiple-year restoration of Centerville Creek project initiated in 2009.  Dr. Jim Kettler visited the classrooms before the planting day to explain the project and how important the tree planting is to sustain the area that once was under water behind the Dam that was removed. Brush and debris were removed from the Lake Michigan beach adjoining the property.  Additional work on restoring the ridge-swale ecosystem will be continued in the spring of 2014 along with construction of both a viewing platform at Centerville Creek and a pedestrian bridge connecting the boat launch area with Hika Shores portion of Hika Park. The students plan to assist with further projects to maintain this area well into the future.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 11, 2013