Students Work with BVCA to Beautify Amityville

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More than 20 students from Amityville Memorial High School recently volunteered their time and joined forces with members of the Bay Village Civic Association to clean up the woods preserve on Ketcham Creek, as well as improve the landscaping appearance of the high school grounds.

The cleanup event was support by Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, Stop & Shop and Raimo’s Pizza with assistance from AMHS teacher Cara Garofalo. Students worked diligently to remove plastic bags and debris from the wetlands. At the high school, volunteers pulled weeds and pruned garden beds at the main entrance. Purchased by the BVCA, new plants were added to garden beds and flowers were added around the electric sign facing Merrick Road, as well as the sign in the western parking lot.

Following the event, students and civic association volunteers enjoyed pizza and refreshments from Raimo’s Pizza in the high school cafeteria. For their efforts, students were awarded community service hours.