Ojai Valley School students are doing their part to keep nature clean. Upper and Lower students loaded two vans and a bus to take part recently in the 30th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day at Harbor Cove in Ventura.
From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m, OVS students made up a small portion of the 58,000 volunteers who picked up over 750,000 pounds of trash from California’s beaches, lakes and waterways. They worked, marking off their findings on a piece of paper as they traveled the expanse of the beach.
Students old and new banded together in groups and scoured the dunes and beach in search of anything out of place — bright chip bags, worn newspapers and small cigarette butts. The items were split into recyclables and non-recyclables (trash). At the end of three hours, the items were weighed in as a job well done.
“I think everybody gets really interested in helping the community and they’re really motivated by this event,” said Natalia Huang, the Upper Campus’ community service representative to the Student Council. “In the future we’ll do more community service because everybody now is really excited.”Share