SMWC Volunteers Clean Up Wabashiki

April 1st, 2014 | Betsy Wells

Wabashiki Clean Up
The Woods Sustainability Club will have the fourth annual Operation: Wabashiki, a clean-up effort along Highway 40 near the Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area.

Each spring, The Woods Sustainability Club at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) makes it their mission to spend a day working to preserve the Wabashiki Wetlands through their initiative, Operation: Wabashiki. For the fourth year, student volunteers will put on their gloves for the wetland clean-up along Highway 40 in West Terre Haute, Ind.

“Clean-up efforts like Operation: Wabashiki beautify our environment, bring our campus and local community together and help to preserve the wetlands that a lot of animals call home,” states Kasia Wichrowska, international SMWC business administration major and member of the Sustainability Club. “Sadly, each year, there is more trash. Our goal is to work together to make positive changes to the community and the environment.”

The Woods Sustainability Club extended invitations to other colleges, high schools and groups in town whose main focus is to be sustainable to participate. The public is also welcome to join in the efforts. Safety glasses, appropriate shoes and other protective ware are suggested. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Operation: Wabashiki will take place this year on Sat., April 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a rain date of Sat., April 13. Volunteers will meet at Dewey Point. For more information, email sustainability@smwc.edu.

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