Interact Club members from Our Lady of Mercy Academy (OLMA) and St. Augustine Prep (PREP) hit the sand dunes in Atlantic City on Saturday as part of Project Green. Armed with rakes, trash bags and the desire to help, students spent the morning picking up litter that made its way onto the dunes during recent storms.
Project Green is an annual service activity organized by the Rotary Club of Atlantic City, part of Rotary District 7640. Other participating high schools included Vineland High School, Eastern Regional, Arthur P. Schalick, and Absegami, along with Rotaract members from Cumberland County College. Together, students collected 120 bags of trash and debris from the dunes and adjoining beach/boardwalk area. Much of the debris was imbedded in the dunes and encroaching upon the plant material and wildlife.
Interact is the youth-sized version of Rotary for youth ages 12-18 who want to work together to make their community — and the world – a better place through service. Students plan and carry out hands-on service projects, make international connections, develop leadership skills, and have fun. To learn more about Interact Clubs in South Jersey, visit the District website at: http://rotarydistrict7640.org/SitePage/interact-1/welcome.