Local teens took to the streets on Saturday to celebrate Earth Day with a massive local cleanup, organized by Assemblyman William Colton.
The army of volunteers included members of Our Lady of Grace Teen Group, Our Lady of Grace Boy Scouts, Our Lady of Grace Girl Scouts, students from New Utrecht High School, Midwood High School’s Key and Environment Clubs, students from Brooklyn Technical High School’s Key and Red Cross clubs, students from Edward R. Murrow’s Key Club, students from John Dewey’s Key Club, students from James Madison High School’s Key Club, and members from the United Chinese Association of Brooklyn.
The kids worked their way along Kings Highway, from McDonald Avenue to Stillwell Avenue, and Avenue U, from McDonald Avenue to Stillwell Avenue, sweeping sidewalks and picking up trash with bags and other cleanup equipment from the Department of Sanitation and Home Depot.
“Our sustained Speak-Up! and Clean-Up! Campaign encourages residents to alert us about areas in need of cleaning up while mobilizing our neighborhood’s youth to get the job done. This is surely a win-win for our community,” said Colton in a press release.
It is the ninth cleanup event organized by Colton, and the initiative is the brainchild of Colton aide Priscilla Consolo.