After conducting a survey of Dakota Place Park, the fifth-graders determined the park definitely needed attention. Despite the efforts of the Seattle Parks Department and the volunteer group Friends of Dakota Place Park, the fifth-graders found invasive species, weeds, and litter. Then they created an action plan to effectively help care for the park. Today, 5/17/16, was their first day as stewards of the park, removing weeds and trash. Dakota Place Park looks better already! Way to go, 5’s!