2020
Local Impact: FH Environment Club

Fraser Heights Environment Club

Fraser Heights Secondary
  • Mixed Secondary School Grades
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Surrey Parks

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The Environment Club at Fraser Heights Secondary has been taking initiative in the local community to help the environment! Through the the various activities run around the school and community, we have promoted awareness about environmental issues and directly contributed to restoring the environment.

 

 A big project our club has continued this year is our invasive plant removal in our local park in collaboration with the City of Surrey. We have been removing Himalayan blackberries, an invasive plant species in the park, since October. The team has made significant progress so far and will continue to do so until the end of the year. All the students learned more about their local environment and what they can do to protect it. They also acquired new skills in the removal of these invasive plants, such as identifying them and carefully removing them without getting hurt by their thorns. Overall, everyone had fun while making a difference in the community! We’ll be continuing on this project until June.

 

Our club has also been working on various other projects and initiatives around the school. We regularly go out to clean up the litter around the school grounds and keep the whole outdoor area clean. Over this winter, we also created a penguin shaped sculpture out of recycled materials such as newspaper and old boxes, and put it on display in our school along with an information sign to create awareness about the significant effects of climate change here and in other parts of the world. The club has been working on an ongoing gardening project, and we’ll also be running our battery challenge event soon, to collect and recycle used batteries from everyone in the school as well.

 

We are looking forward to helping and protecting the environment throughout the coming year!