Winsted-Lester Prairie Journal, Feb. 28, 2000

HT receives grant for lake study project

The office of development is excited to announce that a School Nature Area Project (SNAP) grant, which is funded by the Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance, has been secured for the science program at Holy Trinity Schools.

Through this grant, a core team that includes Holy Trinity elementary and high school faculty and administration, Winsted Watershed Association representatives, a state representative, and Winsted's city administrator will work together on an action plan that revolves around studying Winsted Lake.

Six core team members will take advantage of an all inclusive three-day workshop beginning Friday, March 31, at the Audubon Center of Northwoods in Sandstone.These core team members will devise an action plan, with students noticing an enhancement in their curriculum during the 2000-2001 school year.

The Holy Trinity Schools' Lake Improvement Project will enhance the current life science curriculum of grade school, junior high, and senior high students, challenging them to embrace hands-on studies that contribute to the community and address social concerns.

In addition, the project will aim to improve the quality of Winsted Lake for the benefit of the environment, wildlife, Winsted residents, and the surrounding communities.

Advanced water-testing equipment will also be purchased with the SNAP grant monies, and the students will have the unique opportunity of experiencing first-hand what it is like to test their local lake.

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