WOODLAND PARK, NJ - On Thursday, June 14, the Memorial Middle School Student Government conducted a very successful outing. With the help of the Borough of Woodland Park’s Department of Public Works, the Memorial Middle School Faculty and Administration, the New Jersey Water Environment Association; the students walked from the school to the Passaic River and policed the area and the river bank for litter and debris. 

While on the outing the students and guides discussed environmental issues with the water environment and how they can be environmental stewards. Other topics that were discussed were the hydrologic cycle, water sampling and monitoring, local species, pests to be aware of, local plants and their impact on people and the environment.  The New Jersey Water Environment Association is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the water environment. Founded in 1915 the Association is the oldest organization of its kind in the United States. With a membership of 2800 engineers, operators, scientists, students and other professionals the NJWEA is an environmental leader in New Jersey. www.njwea.org

Student Council participants were President Anthony V., Vice President Kayla P., Secretary Arianna A., and Treasurer Amanda R.

Additional student participants included seventh grade students Cristina S., Isadora D., Connor O.,  Michael P., Grace M., Allison N., Maria Fl., Alex G., Angelina H., and Tyler U.; and eighth grade students Nick W., Jaidyn D., Chris P., Valerie V., Fariha K., Isaella T., Kelly M., Cjhyna S., Abbie O., David G., and Phil S.