environmental science students have been awarded the Green-in-Action award from the Green Education Foundation and American Standard. The award was given for the students' work to restore the riparian layer of Nancy Creek.
The Green Education Foundation Green-in-Action Contest, underwritten in part by American Standard Brands, challenges schools and youth groups to submit an environmental initiative, green team activity, or service project that best fosters enthusiasm and support for sustainability in K-12 schools nationwide.
Marist students learned that stormwater runoff was bringing pollution to their school’s nearby creek; that non-native plant species were overtaking the banks of the creek; and which types of native plants would help stabilize the creek banks. Students conducted weekly water quality tests that were submitted to the Georgia Adopt-a-Stream database.