Earth Day heavy lifting. Third graders from HIlltop Primary School, clockwise from left, Devin Donahoe, Thomas Gough, Jack Dahm, Sam Erickson, David Gorlov and Cam Baklund muster their collective strength to bring a large bucket of wood chips up an incline to spread along a trail leading to MCWD property in Minnetrista Wednesday, April 27.

Kindergarten through fourth grade students learned about protecting this land from developers, thereby reducing the amount of polluted runoff entering lakes and streams and preserving habitats for fish and wildlife.