2009 Coastal Clean Up
Form 5 students (7th and 8th graders) at Delphi Academy have taken responsibility for the local environment for the past two years. They’ve worked as a team to organize the school's participation in Coastal Cleanup Day 2008 and 2009.
On Saturday, September 19, 2009 about 36 students, parents and faculty spent their morning at the Stevens Creek Reservoir to clean the dam, banks and surrounding trails. The volunteers found bottles, cans, plastic bags, old rope and even a diaper while combing the park for trash. The amount of trash they found made them very appreciative of the gloves, trash bags and hand sanitizer provided at the park. With their enthusiasm, Delphi volunteers collected a good-sized hill of refuse and were thanked by visitors to the park and the ranger.
Coastal Cleanup Day has grown to become an international event. At last year's Cleanup, nearly 400,000 volunteers collected more than 6.8 million pounds of trash in 100 countries and 42 U.S. states — the largest volunteer effort of its kind. Delphi is proud to have participated in this event and looks forward to contributing year after year.