2010-10-08 / School News

P.S. 47 Students Clean Debris At Broad Channel Park

P.S. 47 students stand by their work in Broad Channel. More than 800 pounds of floatable debris was removed from the marsh and shoreline. P.S. 47 students stand by their work in Broad Channel. More than 800 pounds of floatable debris was removed from the marsh and shoreline. A group of students from Mrs. Williams’ class at P.S. 47 in Broad Channel volunteered to clean and document debris from the shoreline at the NYC Park at the southern end of their community.

Despite a rising tide they pitched in and removed over 800 pounds of plastics, wood, bottles and other floatable trash that was impacting the marsh and shoreline. “They learned that by working together they could make a difference” said Don Riepe, Jamaica Bay Guardian for the American Littoral Society.

The area looks a lot better and there’s much less debris for fish, birds and horseshoe crabs to become entangled in.” Many thanks are due to teacher Deb Williams and P.S. 47 for their continued support of the Annual Coastal Cleanup.
Students of Mrs. Williams’ class at P.S. 47 clean and document trash near the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge in Broad Channel. Students of Mrs. Williams’ class at P.S. 47 clean and document trash near the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge in Broad Channel.
Undaunted by natural barriers, P.S. 47 students cross a marsh creek to get at trash on the other side. Undaunted by natural barriers, P.S. 47 students cross a marsh creek to get at trash on the other side.
P.S. 47 Students at the Broad Channel ballfield carry bags of trash containing plastic bottles, discarded fishing line and other floatable debris, all of which have been documented for the 25th International Coastal Cleanup. P.S. 47 Students at the Broad Channel ballfield carry bags of trash containing plastic bottles, discarded fishing line and other floatable debris, all of which have been documented for the 25th International Coastal Cleanup.

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Kudos to PS 47 students and

Kudos to PS 47 students and Mrs. Williams for participating in this important Jamaica Bay ritual. Thanks to all from the community who gather and count the debris for the American Littoral Society's beach cleanups throughout the year.


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