Six-year-old Calissa Haine got her hands dirty on Tuesday

Six-year-old Calissa Haine got her hands dirty on Tuesday

Cleaning up the forest

Grade 1 student noticed a wet, smelly carpet in the Community Forest when she was building a fort with her friends.

  • Apr. 25, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Six-year-old Calissa Haine got her hands dirty on Tuesday, April 22, by cleaning up some trash in the Cranbrook Community Forest. The Grade 1 student at Highlands Elementary noticed a wet, smelly carpet in the forest near the College of the Rockies when she was building a fort with her friends. She went home and told her parents, Sally and Gord, that she wanted to go back and pick up some of the garbage. They set Earth Day, April 22, for the effort, and Calissa put the word out for helpers on Facebook and with a poster at her school. Mom Sally said they are very proud of Calissa, pictured with her sister Brooklyn, 4, for caring so much about the forest that she loves to play and ride her bike in.