Thursday, July 30, 2009

Student Conservation Association Interns Maintain Parks, Essex County, New Jersey

Newark students maintain parks, learn about environment

Thirty high school students, most of them from Newark, New Jersey, maintain parks throughout Essex County as part of a summer internship program run by the Student Conservation Association. Among their many goals, the interns are working to re-route hiking trails, fix erosion and drainage problems, perform tree maintenance, and remove invasive species.

1 comment:

Brenda Coffey said...

These young people should be commended for their volunteer efforts in mainaining these parks. Unlike many, they are walking the walk of conservationism instead of just talking the talk.

These students are prime examples for other young people to get involved and help make life better for others.