Tallapoosa County students lend hand in Dadeville park clean-up

Tallapoosa County students lend hand in Dadeville park clean-up
Students who make up the environmental clubs from Dadeville Junior High and Dadeville High School spent much of the day cleaning up Keebler Park in Dadeville. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

DADEVILLE, AL (WSFA) - Nineteen Tallapoosa County students got a free pass from school Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean they slacked off.

Students who make up the environmental clubs from Dadeville Junior High and Dadeville High School spent much of the day cleaning up Keebler Park in Dadeville. The students' particular focus was re-using nature’s litter, such as fallen tree limbs to build containment in the ditches to help prevent erosion.

“A number of things is everywhere and with very simple things we can improve the environment. A sense of community, a sense of pride and they can come back and look at what they did," said Keebler Park volunteer and retired nurse Dianna Porter.

The students also helped build a rain garden in Keebler Park.

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