Friday, October 26, 2012

Missouri S&T students assist City with tree plantings

Members of Missouri S&;T Athletic Department’s Service Organization for Varsity Athletes or “M-Club” recently partnered with the City of Rolla Public Works Department to improve our local streams by assisting with stream bank stabilization efforts.
“Their efforts and work ethic are to be applauded,” said Anne McClay, Project Coordinator in the Engineering Division. “Not only did they volunteer their time, but they waded through creeks in the rain on a Sunday afternoon.”
(Pictured above: “M-Club” members – kneeling (l to r): Andrew Schranck and Alex Griffin; standing (l to r) : Aljaz Kerc, Andrew Simek, Ethan Goldfarb, Drew Larkins, Chris Lohff, Keith Sponsler, Delancey Rougely, Adriel Hawkins, Samantha Wermager, Jusean Archibald, Chris Marchman, Kyle Stocker. Not pictured are: Billy Neds, Molly Clements, Rachel Ederle.) 
As part of their community service requirements with Missouri S&T the students spent the afternoon “harvesting” willow cuttings from shrubs along Deible Creek and planting them along recent creek improvements on Burgher Branch and Carter Creek.
“You could not ask for a more out ongoing, hard-working and enthusiastic group of students to help you with a project like this,” said McClay. “The City is very appreciative of all their assistance and the contribution they made to this important environmental program to help stop stream bank erosion. We often times forget about what a great resource we have in our local volunteer organizations.”
For more information about volunteering or the City’s stream bank stabilization program, please contact Anne McClay, Project Coordinator, at 426-6955.

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