Students Pick Up Trash to Protect Watershed

By Purnell T. Cropper | April 27, 2010

Arcadia students in the Environmental Network assisted the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership with efforts to protect the watershed by picking up trash at Cedarbrook Middle School on April 17.

In all 29 volunteers, including students from five different schools, collected more than 700 pounds of trash. Six Arcadia students participated, including Kay Stauffer, Abby Grosslein, Iris Hagans, Steph Clymer, Kendra Neff and Jenna Dougherty.

“Because of your work, the school grounds are cleaner, and the creek is cleaner, too.  All of the organisms living downstream of Cedarbrook (including the plants, the fish, the bugs, the turtles, the frogs, and the people) will benefit from your hard work,” said Sarah RobbGrieco, Executive Director of Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc. “Thank you for spending your Saturday morning improving the health of our water resources.”

More volunteer stewardship opportunities and upcoming events are available on the partnership’s Web site. (Photos)