Video: Wetlands restoration at Emily Dickinson contributes to LWSD’s national Green Ribbon Award

    The U.S. Department of Education recently announced that Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is among one of only 14 school districts in the U.S. to be given the 2019 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Award.

    Watch this KING 5 story to see an example of the award-winning sustainability efforts that are happening throughout LWSD. The story focuses on the restored wetlands at Emily Dickinson Elementary. For years, students have removed invasive plant species while learning about the important role wetlands play in the ecosystem.

    “Our students and staff are leading by example in their cafeterias and classrooms,” said Dr. Jane Stavem, Superintendent. “With the help of supportive parents and community members, Lake Washington School District is doing its part to protect the environment for students today and in the future.”