NEWS

Mount students celebrate Earth Day with community cleanups

April 27, 2018
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -

Mount students celebrate Earth Day by volunteering with the Newburgh Community Clean-Up on April 21.

Mount students celebrate Earth Day by volunteering with the Newburgh Community Clean-Up on April 21.

 

Mount Saint Mary College students celebrated Earth Day by participating in several local community cleanups on Saturday, April 21. 

In the morning, Mount students and staff joined the Newburgh Community Clean-Up event. Members of the Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams, as well as other students, volunteered their time. 

The students were accompanied by Michael O’Keefe, executive director of Operations and Risk Management; Kathleen O’Keefe, director of the Center for Career and Experiential Education; and Christina Musacchio, Operations Manager.

 

Members of Lisa Alvarez’s Environmental Sustainability class work to clear a path on Snake Hill at Crystal Lake in Newburgh.

Lisa Alvarez’s Environmental Sustainability class work to clear a path on Snake Hill at Crystal Lake in Newburgh.

 

At the same time, Lisa Alvarez’s Environmental Sustainability class pitched in at the Scenic Hudson Clean Up at Crystal Lake in Newburgh. Alverez, who is the Mount’s director of Admissions for Graduate and Adult Degree Completion Programs, and the students worked alongside others from Fields Good Chicken restaurant and Newburgh Free Academy’s Excelsior Academy to pull up invasive plants, plant native seedlings, and clear a trail on Snake Hill for hikers.