The students were part of the Sierra Service Project and were all high school and middle school aged. They came from all over the western United States to spend their spring break doing service work. A handful of local Vernonia school students and citizens joined the Sierra Service students as well.
The students worked at the Vernonia Pioneer Museum where they did landscaping work, planted trees at the new Vernonia Schools campus, cleaned bricks from the old high school that will be used to build pathways in the Community Garden, painted at the American Legion Hall, cleaned up some City owned properties and did yard work for several senior citizens.
Sierra Service Project is an independent, interdenominational Christian 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization affiliated with the United Methodist Church. They provide life-changing experiences for youth of all denominations through acts of service.