AACC holds first annual trail clean up and Riverhawk Walk

Philip Van Slooten


Philip Van Slooten

Student leaders from campus organizations came out to support the trail clean up.

Philip Van Slooten, Reporter

AACC ambassadors held their first annual trail clean up walk on April 12 to promote a cleaner environment on the Arnold campus.

Staff and student leaders installed bird feeders, cleared debris, removed leaves and cleared invasive species from trees.

Nyia Curtis, an AACC staff member and campus ambassador program adviser, helped the club organize the event.

“The ambassadors like to do a service learning project every year,” Curtis said. “This year they wanted to do something where we were cleaning the community or somewhere on campus. So, they came up with the idea of cleaning up the trails.”

Marjorie Rose Butler, a third-year plant science and business student, pulled on a pair of gloves and prepared to work.

“I love the environment,” she said. “I’m president of the bio club right now, and it’s just want I want to do with my life.”

Curtis said the Campus Ambassadors Team, E-Club, Bio Club and some student athletes came out to show support.

“We hope students see as they walk the trail beautiful native plants and native birds,” Rose Butler pointed out. “And all sorts of beautiful wildlife that is supposed to be there.”