High School Students Protect Schuylkill River
High School Students Protect Schuylkill River.
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — High school students were recognized today for their work protecting the Schuylkill River.
The Schuylkill River supplies water to two million people in pennsylvania.
Students at Schuylkill Haven High School were awarded for their efforts to keep the river clean.
150 members of the high school’s biology club gathered to recieve their award from the Schuylkill Action Network.
Students were honored for planting trees, picking up litter, and for learning about water pollution from abandoned mines.
"Up in Schuylkill County we’re in the headwaters or the beginning of the watershed so whatever happens up here affects those downstream," explained Virginia Vassalotti, Schuylkill Action Coordinator.
"We tested the water quality here in Schuylkill Haven and other places along the schuylill river to determine the quality of the water," said Corbin Ney, sophomore.
The Schuylkill River is also the largest influence on the Delaware River Watershed, which provides water to more than 15 million people.