Monday, December 14, 2015

Fulton Science Academy Students Help Clean Local Streams

Fulton Science Academy students had fun “playing” in the mud and rain on September 26 at the annual Rivers Alive clean-up event. FSA students, FSA National Junior Honor Society club, teachers and family members picked up a lot of trash along the Riverside Park trails and removed a record amount of Chinese Privet from the wetlands by the Chattahoochee Nature Center. The middle school students learned about Chinese Privet, an invasive plant species in the wetlands of Chattahoochee Nature Center. Students and their families pulled, dug, and trimmed the privet in the mud and rain...and students had so much fun, they asked if we could help out every Saturday!

Fulton Science Academy was also awarded the Wet & Wild Award for the most privet removed! Thanks to everyone that participated which included over 30 students who earned 3 Volunteer hours each! 

A big THANK YOU goes to one of our wonderful FSA parents, Mrs. Tamara Stevens for organizing this event.

What is Rivers Alive?
Rivers Alive is Georgia’s annual volunteer waterway cleanup event that targets all waterways in the State including streams, rivers, lakes, beaches, and wetlands. The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness of and involvement in the preservation of Georgia’s water resources. Rivers Alive is held annually each fall and is a program of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.

Thank you to all who braved the rain and participated in this community outreach event representing FSA in such a positive way!

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