BY MARISSA BABITZ
The Marine Science club is participating in its second beach cleanup of the school year on Dec. 14 at Hollywood Beach. Club members attend free but nonmembers must pay a $5 fee to teacher Jeannine Grossi by Dec. 10 in Room 210.
President Gabriela Carrillo said the bus has room for 45 people and if there are left over seats then they will open it up to nonmembers.
“We select the people for the beach cleanup on a first-come first-served basis and club members get priority,” said Carillo, a senior.
Carrillo said nonmembers are encouraged to attend the beach cleanup with to spread awareness about the importance of keeping the environment clean.
“We want as many people as we can get to attend the beach cleanup with us so that awareness about the environment spreads further than just to club members,” she said.
Vice president David Price, a senior, said if more people attend, it helps the club better reach its goal of playing a major part in protecting the marine ecosystem.
“With the assistance of everyone involved, we can do our part in cleaning up trash left on the beach to prevent marine animals from mistakenly eating it and becoming injured or killed,” Price said.
Club member Erick Clapes attended the cleanup held in October and said he will be present at the next one.
“I had so much fun at the last beach cleanup,” said the senior. “It was a great way to spend time with my friends and help keep the world clean at the same time. I can’t wait for the next one.”