Journey to the Greenbrier River
On Tuesday, November 29th, the
Alderson Elementary School Sustainability Club
picked up trash along the Greenbrier River. We
walked from the school to the river. We started
the clean-up at the mini-park and went almost
all the way to the old bridge.
On our journey we used trash grabbers to pick up
trash. We found multiple types of bottles, candy
wrappers, trash bags, shopping bags, gloves,
cans, cardboard, and broken glass. (We also
found a dead animal, which was the saddest part
of our journey. So please watch where you’re
While we were on our search we all looked out
into the river and saw something like 40 carp!
We also saw birds migrating. It wasn’t just your
average trash pick-up. We actually had fun.
The Sustainability Club is made up of 3rd, 4th
and 5th graders who want to participate. Our
theme this year is the Greenbrier River. Every
month we learn about the river and do a service
project for our community. This month we wanted
to cut down on the pollution in the river so it
wouldn’t hurt animals there, and so that the
water treatment plant doesn’t have to do more
From the Sustainability Club: we ask for you to
please not litter, for it will go to the river
eventually and be harmful for everyone and
everything. Thank you!
(Contact: Anna Osborne,
(Photo Credit: Julie Hedrick; permission granted
by families of all the students)