- Associated Press - Saturday, May 6, 2017

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa (AP) - Hundreds of seventh-graders have done their part to help clean up the creeks and trails around the Iowa City suburb of North Liberty.

Cedar Rapids television station KCRG reports (https://bit.ly/2pl5AOM ) that 300 North Central Junior High students participated in the Friday cleanup effort.

Officials say it’s a yearly tradition at the school for the kids to spend a day clearing brush from creek beds, picking up trash and planting.

A group also did some water quality testing and identified insects and other animals to evaluate the health of the waterway.

The work day comes after the students spent weeks learning about environmental issues in the classroom.

Science teacher Lindsey Downes says the event helps kids learn things they can teach the next generation.


Information from: KCRG-TV, https://www.kcrg.com

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