Trash has been a problem at the park this school year, as many food wrappers are littered daily. Every weekday, many students from Clegg and Stacey go to the park after school to hang out while waiting to be picked up. Although some are elementary school students, most area6th, 7th and 8th graders.
After school, many students walk to the ice cream truck to get candy, chips, and ice cream. By the end of the day, trash is thrown onto the playground and grass. The trash is not picked up by Stacey’s custodians, as the park is not part of the school’s property.
“I see trash in the park every day, and I realize how much students litter every school day,” says Justin Pham.
Cleaning up, or throwing trash away in trash cans at the park will be helpful and more inviting for other visitors. Throwing the trash away will also help keep surrounding environment sanitary and safe.
Please pick up trash, or plastic if seen, and throw them away to leave the park cleaner than before.