Not everyone has worked hard in the forest before; and this fine group of students ranging from grades 7 to 11, showed a clear effort to help clear many weeds in the west loop on this beautiful day together. It may not have been the easiest thing they have ever done, but there were plenty smiles and laughter as we conquered the rugged grounds. I believe there was some sense of satisfaction for many in the end too, as we looked back at the results of our hard labor. It was a pleasure to work with Connections Charter School, and their big yellow bus load of young adults. Even Gordon the bus driver, decided to join us in the forest!!!