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October 31, 2008

Keeping America beautiful

Oak Hill students bring the fight for the environment’s future home to Baldwin

Last Saturday, Oak Hill Middle School students volunteered their efforts to make sure that Sweetwater remains more than just a festival in Baldwin County.

Stressing the importance of the drinking water found in the Sweetwater springs that led a group of early Baldwin County commissioners to settle the city of Milledgeville at its present location, a group of Oak Hill seventh-graders created Sweetwater pond to illustrate how a clean environment impacts the web of different animals who call a habitat home.

Inviting festival-goers young and old to spend a moment fishing in the pond, the students were able to share what they’ve learned in class this year about the environment, litter prevention and recycling by presenting participants with the opportunity to recycle litter they may fish out of the pond or learn more about one of the many animals that make up part of the food chain in Sweetwater pond.

“It’s been fun talking to little kids and teaching them about what we’re doing at Sweetwater pond,” seventh-grader Brett Chandler said. “Parents and kids can find out about natural habitats and recycling by fishing in the pond.”

Through the Keep Milledgeville-Baldwin County Beautiful program, Oak Hill seventh-graders are learning ways that they can act locally to ensure the sustainability of the natural environment. But more importantly, they are learning lessons they can share with their parents and the younger students who look up to them in order to form a drop that ripples throughout the Baldwin community and, hopefully, creates a current of change for generations to come.

During fall break, Oak Hill student Jasmine Cowart joined classmates Victoria Lamar, Quanisha Trawich, Brooke Vogt, Elizabeth Harpe and Kevin Sweat for the “Renew Our Rivers” Lake Sinclair Cleanup day sponsored by Georgia Power. The student group traded one of their days off for a day on, cleaning up trash on several small islands on Lake Sinclair.

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