Earth Day: CR 318 clean up

Ignacio high School students partnered with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe during cleanup on County Road 310/318 for Earth Day, Friday April 22. Students were bussed at various locations on CR 318 and crews picked up the collected trash.
Ignacio High School students make their way along both sides of County Road 310 picking up trash.
Ignacio High School students picked up trash during Earth Day on CR 310/318.
Native American Youth organization Coordinator, Sherelle Gleason and other NAYO members were part of the Ignacio high School clean up crew/
Southern Ute Environmental Programs Recycling Technician, Phillip Martinez picks up one of the many trash bags along CR 318.
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum

Earth Day clean-up appreciated

I would like to THANK the Environmental Programs Department (EPD) Staff that helped again for this year’s “Earth Day,” on Friday, April 22.

About 40- cubic yards of trash was picked up by the Ignacio High School students. All the trash collected from CR 318 and 172 was hauled away by EPD staff and Southern Ute Grounds Maintenance Staff.

I also would like to thank the Southern Ute Police Dept. and Tribal Rangers for traffic control while the IHS Student was out picking up trash along CR 318/172. I would also like to THANK the Southern Ute Drum staff for being out taking pictures of the trash pickup. It was GREAT having the IHS Student’s and Tribal staff out for observing of “Earth Day” 2016. Hope to see you All again next year for “Earth Day” 2017. Great Job Everyone!!

Phillip Martinez

Southern Ute Environmental Programs

On behalf of IHS Student Senate

I would like to thank you all for your help, support, cooperation, and certainly your patience in working with us. I have taken a position of putting the leadership and responsibilities in the hands of the students. Bekah Powell spearheaded the trash clean up organization on our end.  If you get a chance, give her some recognition.

Thanks again, and will do it again next year!

Tyson Wood

Ignacio High School

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