Seed Club participates in French Creek clean-up, gathers 380 pounds of trash

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Friday, September 13th, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Seed Club participates in French Creek clean-up, gathers 380 pounds of trash by Amber Chisholm
Photos: Amber Chisholm

380 pounds.

That’s how much trash was collected by two student organizations during the annual French Creek Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 7 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Around 20 participants involved with Students of Edinboro for Environmental Defense (SEED) and Campus Outdoor Recreation Experience (CORE) combined to work in several different locations, including Edinboro and Waterford before a weigh-in at the Voodoo Brewery Production Facility in Meadville.

CORE became involved in the cleanup for the first time this year while SEED has been participating for approximately a decade.
Their faculty advisor, Dr. Karen Eisenhart, an associate professor in the geosciences department, appreciates that this event helps people be social and raises awareness about Edinboro’s place near a local watershed.

Overall, more than 800 people from local areas joined in and more than 34,800 pounds of trash were collected, according to a Facebook post from the French Creek Valley Conservancy.

Ways to get involved can be found at frenchcreekconservancy.org or by calling (814) 337-4321.

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