The wetlands behind the YMCA are filled with cattails. The kids learned how cattails help the wetlands. Some kids practiced braiding the reeds and wanted to learned how to cook them. The nets in the shallow water mostly pulled up tadpoles and water striders. The most interesting piece of trash was a cassette with a jewel weed plant growing out of it. Thank you to all my volunteers, Charles Stegner, Vicki McCarroll, Jessica Grathwohl, Dalton Pannell and special thanks to Abby Pannell for helping write this article.