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NWP Global Registry of Apprentice Ecologists - Local park, Grannis, Arkansas, USA

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Local park, Grannis, Arkansas, USA
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Registered: December 2010
City/Town/Province: Grannis
Posts: 1
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My name is Erika Mayorga, and I am seventeen years old. I am currently attending Wickes High School. I come from a Hispanic background and have five siblings including myself. I was born in Jalisco, Mexico just as well as my parents and older sister. My younger siblings where born in Los Angeles. I arrived here to the United States at age three, grew up in Los Angeles and moved to Arkansas at age twelve. Moreover, ever since, I have attended Wickes High School. In addition, I am going to be the first of my generation going to college, so not only is it a dream for me to attend to college, but it is also a dream come true for my parents.
To begin with, I am currently a High School Senior and eager to go to college and be successful; I’m ready to take any challenge that is abroad towards my life. I chose to accomplish this project for the fact that i support taking care of our earth and our natural life. My dad works in a plant nursery and practically has a nursery himself at home. We have a gorgeous garden and own a variety of pets. In addition, I have grown up my entire life around animals, and well we all live on planet earth. That is why I think we all should do our part to help save earth and keep our animals from extinction. The name of my project is called “It Helps Being Green”, and I named my project with this name because there are many benefits towards helping our mother earth. Here are a few benefits in being “Green”: less animals on the verge of being extinct, littering as less possible, and trying to keep our oxygen from being polluted, etc.I cleaned up our community park; this park has a great sized circled walking path, a baseball field, basketball court, soccer field, and two children playgrounds. This park is unique because of the fact that there is a deer pen, where people can enjoy the view of the bucks and does and feed them as well. They are very friendly. It includes a variety of trees and tables for the community and it also has bathrooms and a rodeo arena.
It is a great park for the community because in the summer it gets warm and many people have the chance to play sports, take a stroll around, and well exercise. In the winter it gets cozy, enough where some people walk their dogs and maybe even take a jog. Furthermore, this is why I chose this magnificent location to provide my service. I think my community appreciates me for cleaning up our park. I picked up the trash around the park. I separated the plastics, paper, glass, and any other objects lying around. After I put everything in trash bags, I threw them away. In my opinion, I improved my community and motivated others to clean. To do so, this definitely felt like an accomplishment for myself. It is important to take care of our community park for these three reasons.
This project has inspired me and enriched my life in ways that I never imagined. I have been trying to keep people motivated into helping by not polluting nor littering mother earth. This also keeps me inspired because I try to set a good example to the people in our community. The project “It Helps Being Green” make me feel proud that I am doing something good for the community, and in return makes me feel good about myself.
The way my project ,“It Helps Being Green”, benefits my community is by helping children have a clean environment and where people can play their favorite sports, or simply just to exercise with no worries that trash is going to be in their way. In addition, it keeps our oxygen more pure and the deer pen much more healthier for the animals that inhabit the place.
Date: December 31, 2010 Views: 6210 File size: 18.5kb, 1167.8kb : 2300 x 2349
Hours Volunteered: 48
Volunteers: 12
Authors Age & Age Range of Volunteers: 17 to 26
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