10th Grade Community Service

Trees in midtown Manhattan have a hard time of it.  Despite the beauty they offer and the shade and cooling they provide, trees are under pressure from trash, dog waste, pollution, and compacted soil.  But here in Hell's Kitchen a group of Beacon students are helping to care for this important resource under the guidance of Liz Young, a longtime steward and advocate for neighborhood green spaces - from parks to tree pits.
Check out the article written by Emma Morini and Lillian Freeland, Beacon 10th graders completing their community service with Hell's Kitchen Care Captains.
Here is the crew at a recent Parks Department event with State Senator Brad Holyman-Sigal and Jim Buden, a neighborhood volunteer and gardening enthusiast.
(Photo credit:  Liz Young)