Kids help Mother Nature

Many Tri-Cities-area students and families took to the outdoors to clean up the community in celebration of Earth Day on Monday.
Krystle Wagner
Apr 23, 2013

Holmes Elementary School third-grader Kamdyn Burns said Earth Day is about cleaning the environment and making sure you don’t throw trash in the outdoors.

“It’s picking up where you can,” she said.

Burns joined parents and students from Holmes and Jeffers elementary schools at Spring Lake’s Central Park, where they cleaned up the grounds and bike path on Monday evening. Holmes third-grader Keeda Lasko said they found a battery, nail polish, rope and many cigarette butts.

Area fourth-graders on Monday received tiny trees to plant at their homes in honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day.

Holmes fourth-grader Logan Burnau said Earth Day is a time to respect what the Earth gives us because the planet is needed for survival.

“We actually need this planet,” he said.

White Pines Middle School sixth-graders spent part of their day cleaning and removing invasive species from North Beach Park and the Kitchel-Lindquist Dunes Preserve as part of a four-day-long Junior Days of Caring event. The work also gave students the chance to reflect on what the Earth and environment means to them.

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