source-to-sea-cleanup-2016On September 24, 2016, 14 Stoneleigh-Burnham students and two faculty members participated in the 20th Annual Source to Sea Cleanup of the Connecticut River and its tributaries, a watershed that spans four states.

The SBS volunteers joined more than 2,300 other volunteers in this huge environmental cleanup effort. SBS students hauled 15 bags of trash from a feeder stream of the Green River, unearthing bike tires, wooden crates, construction materials, and even a buried shopping cart from the river bed, adding their truck load to the hundreds of tons hauled from the Connecticut River system.

Andrew Fiske, executive director of the Connecticut River Watershed Council, the organization that coordinates the river cleanup, personally thanked SBS students for their fifth consecutive year of enthusiastic service.

The SBS students who participated in the Source to Sea cleanup represented 8th through 12th grades and included: Grace Grover, Coco Zhao, Bri Rooks, Molly Li, Frannie Joseph, Camillia Sun, Sylvia Yu, Edith Wang, Star Stryker-Erbuk, Elena Launert, Fiona Hodges, Ira Hysi, Anny Rui, and Nashaylah Pierre-Louis.

Faculty volunteers were SBS Sustainability Coordinator Beth Stinchfield and Community Service Coordinator Karen Suchenski.