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Basha Kill Area Association recognizes Eco Club for enhancing enviornmental awareness

Nov. 5, 2015

Earlier this month, the Basha Kill Area Association (BKAA) presented a certificate of appreciation to the Monticello High School Eco Club for “enhancing environmental awareness in our little corner of the planet.”

“Education is at the core of the BKAA’s mission, so we particularly support and partner with organizations like the Monticello High School Eco Club whose activities, like participation in the BKAA’S Annual Cleanup, enhances students’ environmental awareness and subsequent stewardship with in local communities,” Basha Kill Area Association President Paula Medley said.
The Monticello High School Eco Club was reestablished in 2009 as a way to unite students attending who have an interest in the environment and ecology, to encourage personal and academic growth of its members as well as their participation in appropriate and related activities.

Club members work hard to provide a positive and healthy environment for members to carry out “green initiatives,” and to increase awareness of ecological and environmental issues that affect the Monticello community and surrounding areas.

Club activities include:

  • gardening;
    (all food is provided to the Federation for the Homeless in Monticello)
  • baking and cooking with organic products;
  • maintaining the greenery in the high school’s library and breezeway;
  • maintaining a National Wildlife Habitat on the school grounds;
  • recycling;
  • collecting Ink cartridges for fundraisers; and
  • collecting cell phones for “Cell Phones for Soldiers.”

Annual events include:

  • The Basha Kill cleanup;
  • The Arbor Earth Day celebration;
  • an end of the year field trip.

For more information about Eco Club, please contact advisers Maureen Bowers or Ronnie Pfiester.