HMS, DHS clean up East Bank garbage

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October 21, 2009 at 10:27 am  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

HMS, DHS clean up East Bank garbage
NORCO - Forty-two volunteers representing Hurst Middle’s Wetland Watcher Project and the Destrehan High WISE (Wildcats Interested In Saving the Environment) Club worked together to clean-up the front boat launch area of the spillway.

Students collected 32 bags of trash as well as plenty of larger junk. “I am always so proud of the students who volunteer for these events. There is so much going on for everyone every weekend that you have to respect all of the kids and adults that take time out there own schedule to try to better their community” said Hurst Middle School teacher, Barry Guillot.

“Every year I am still surprised to see how many car parts and pieces of clothing we find out here! It is sad to see how people just throw their beer bottles or even dirty diapers right on the ground when garbage cans are available so close.” Students use data cards to record and tally every piece of trash collected.

This information will all be graphed and analyzed in the classroom so that students can pinpoint which types of park visitors are leaving the most trash such as boaters, picnickers, campers, or fishermen.

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