Students use Sparkill Creek cleanup as environmental lesson

More than 30 high school and college students helped clean up Sparkill Creek as part of a weeklong program in environmental studies.

More than 30 high school and college students helped clean up Sparkill Creek as part of a weeklong program in environmental studies. (7/28/16)

SPARKILL - Students took their classroom learning to the great outdoors as they helped clean up Sparkill Creek.

More than 30 high school and college students took part in cleaning up the creek as part of a weeklong program in environmental studies. The program is made possible through a partnership between SUEZ and St. Thomas Aquinas College.

The group also visited the SUEZ facility, which is a sewage treatment plant. Students say the program helped them learn about living organisms and erosion.

Organizers say this program couldn't come at a better time with the area in a stage two drought. The students got to see firsthand how the drought has affected the Sparkill Creek.

The students say they hope the program helps put them on the path to make their dream career a reality.

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