Students and their teachers in local K-12 programs can join the effort to collect trash and data on their school grounds and neighborhoods for the 30th annual September International Coastal Cleanup.
The Coastal Resources Management Program and Pennsylvania Sea Grant once again invite schools receiving sponsored Tuesday newspapers that include the “Connect with your environment” page to make a difference by hosting a school cleanup this month. This effort is an important component of the CRMP funded pages to educate and involve local students in protecting the Lake Erie Coastal Zone. The results and student writing about the cleanups along with other student-led environment projects throughout the year will be featured on the weekly pages published in the Erie Times-News.
Many past participating students have started recycling programs and tried to come up with solutions to the litter problem at their schools. Their efforts and yours can help to solve this preventable problem.
Contact Anna McCartney to register your school or classroom and to reserve bags, gloves, data cards and instructions. If you don’t already receive the Tuesday newspapers, you can order them at www.nie.goerie.com or email Christopher.LaFuria@timesnews.com.
Partners: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Coastal Resource Management Program, Erie Times-News in Education, Erie County School Districts,