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The Goose Creek Association kicked off its 2013 riparian buffer project called The Goose Creek Challenge, chaired by Marcia Woolman, using a joint project with Tom Turner of the John Marshall Soil and Water District (JMS&WD), to plant 433 trees on March 15th and 16th. The success of this watershed conservation effort was in large part attributed to local schools that sent ecology club and science class students from Highland Upper School with teacher Jon Kraut and Middleburg Academy with teacher Ann Reimer. The Piedmont Environmental Council’s Andy Washburn assisted in locating our young helpers. All together forty two students participated on Friday, along with members of the Virginia Dept. of Forestry and other staff from JMS&W. Several volunteers from the community and the Goose Creek Board also rolled up their sleeves.