Students from across VBCPS recently dredged in the mud of the North Lynnhaven River to remove 500 pounds of trash during the annual Clean the Bay Day.
Members of Project Green Teens representing Kemps Landing Magnet School, Independence and Bayside middle schools and Ocean Lakes High School, cleaned a .25 mile section of the Lynnhaven River and removed items ranging from tires, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, plastic bags to cigarette butts. They even found the obscure — a shopping cart, a soccer ball, a plastic chair, a flu shot sign and a plastic Canadian goose!
Project Green Teens is a volunteer group of teens that strive to improve the environment and the mindset of the Virginia Beach community. The teens themselves determine which projects they are interested in, and collectively plan, facilitate and implement the projects with supervision and advice from adult mentors. Community service hours are recorded for each teen. The group meets monthly to collaborate on projects including park and trail cleanups and dumpster diving. Want to get involved? Visit VBgov.com/PGT or contact Caryl Thompson at (757) 385-4871 or cthompso@VBgov.com.