On Earth Day, Friday, April 22, students, families and friends of Sierra Vista Elementary School will hold a ribbon-cutting for the new pollinator garden on campus. Jonathan Kim and Matthew Paproski from Boy Scout Troop 723 led and directed the building and installation of the two planters for their Eagle Scout projects. Along with these two young men, Sierra Vista alumna Tabitha Rogers from Girl Scout Troop 1454 assisted with the garden for her Girl Scout Silver Award. Recently, there has been an alarming decline in native pollinator populations. Pollinator Paradise, the name for the new garden, will aid in the protection of these crucial species. To top it all off, Sierra Vista’s Pollinator Paradise is certified by the University of Kansas Monarch Watch Program as an official Monarch Waystation. The students at Sierra Vista, especially the children in the sixth grade Ecolutions Club, are very excited to celebrate Earth Day with the ribbon-cutting for Pollinator Paradise!