Dogs and dog owners love Waldorf students

Lake Champlain Waldorf School students perform a much-needed community service at the Shelburne Dog Park last Friday in Shelburne.

Lake Champlain Waldorf School students perform a much-needed community service at the Shelburne Dog Park last Friday in Shelburne.

The second and third graders from Lake Champlain Waldorf School brought rakes, shovels, and sleds to Shelburne Village Dog Park to spread wood chips last Friday afternoon.

Donated by local arborists, landscapers, and friends of the dog park who have more than they need, wood chips are a great addition to the dog park, defining paths and filling the low spots that become mud puddles when it rains. The dogs may love the muddy spots, but the dog owners don’t.

Leah Nelson’s second grade class and Malisa Galieb’s third graders tackled the wood chips that were piled along the main path leading to the gate of the dog park on Harbor Road just west of McCabe Brook and the TiHaul Path.

There’s still lots of work to be done to get the park ready for a winter of dog visits, and a work day is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 to noon. Come and bring your rakes, gloves, wheelbarrows, shovels, clippers, etc. The dogs and dog owners will love you too!

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