Nearly 40 students and three teachers from Elllis Preparatory Academy on the campus of John F. Kennedy High School gave back to nature and the community Nov. 23. The Friends of Spuyten Duyvil in partnership with the New York City parks department cleared out weeds and trails at Spuyten Duyvil Shorefront Park. Students, shown at left and above, also cared for native trees. Below, some of the wood students cleared from the trails were placed near the Spuyten Duyvil Metro-North station.
‘It has been a true pleasure nurturing community engagement and providing service learning opportunities to the Ellis Preparatory Academy community for the past 14 years every Thanksgiving season,’ said Annel Lopez, internship program director and parent coordinator at the school.