Applaud School for Conservational Rain Garden

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Target: Sondra Monger, Principal of Hackler Intermediate School

Goal: Applaud a school and its community for their efforts to conserve the local environment by building rain gardens

For years, Principal Sondra Monger of Hackler Intermediate School has been has been drawing out plans to fund an important landscape improvement project for the school campus. The motivation behind her plans came from learning that Hackler Intermediate School was built on a property that experiences soil erosion. After realizing the school landscape was susceptible to this serious environmental issue, Principal Monger decided the best way to prevent further erosion would be to build rain gardens.

The rain gardens, which are compiled of trees, flowers, and stones, also filter out any pollutants that are washed off the pavements during the rain. Students at Hackler Intermediate School have also been given the valuable opportunity to learn life lessons by being hands on during the construction of the rain gardens. The gardens effectively teach the students the harmful effects of erosion and the importance of environmental conservation.

This wonderful rain garden project serves many great purposes from protecting the environment to educating children. Hopefully, many more schools will become inspired by this school’s efforts to protect the environment. The rain garden project would not have been made possible if not for the determination of Principal Monger and the community’s contribution of supplies and labor. Sign this petition and thank all those involved for the efforts and contributions in making this rain garden project possible.


Dear Principal Monger,

I would like to thank you for understanding that soil erosion is indeed a very serious environmental issue. You realized your school was threatened by erosion and your efforts to create the rain garden project will prevent further erosion of the school’s landscape.

I believe that how your community came together to build these rain gardens is incredibly inspiring. All the contributions and efforts that went into this project proves the community’s willingness to work together to preserve the local landscape. The gardens will not only prevent further erosion, but will also filter out any pollutants that may be washed off the pavements. Students at your school will also be getting a very valuable opportunity to become hands on in protecting their own environment. The gardens also allows the students to learn more about the harmful effects of erosion and the importance of environmental conservation.

I believe that this project will inspire many more schools and communities to do the same and work toward protecting their local environments. Thank you again for your efforts in making this rain garden project possible.


[Your Name Here]

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