Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Manchester Essex High School Green Scholars Remove 300lbs of Litter from Local Beaches

by Isabella Hickey and Sarah Reed

On November 15, 2014, the Manchester Essex High School Green Scholars and Interns participated in Green Apple Day of Service. Scholars and Interns spent the day cleaning Black and White Beach located in Manchester, MA and Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, MA. We met at Manchester Essex High School at 10am and continued to clean beaches until 2pm. Scholars found a lobster trap at Black and White Beach, and two lobster traps at Good Harbor. We collected a total of 1,888 pieces of garbage which included; cigarette butts, glass, plastic, fishing rope, soda cans, plastic bags, and many other items as well. Our total weight of garbage was approximately 200 pounds without the weight of the lobster traps. Our scholars found great happiness and success from cleaning the beaches, and once again of Green apple Day of Service was a great hit and achievement for our program.

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