CSI’s Outdoor Program Hosts Earth Day Canyon Clean-Up Event
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT / KSVT) – As part of an Earth Day celebration, the College of Southern Idaho’s outdoor program and rock climbing class hosted a canyon rim clean-up on Thursday.
The students and climbing instructors set up a tree climbing course at the edge of the canyon and taught the volunteers how to abseil down the canyon to collect large amounts of garbage.
“This is a great opportunity, gives students a chance, in the climbing class, to be in the leadership role and actually allows students to work with other students to teach them how to rappel and to kind of be in that guiding instructor role and it allows new students who have never done it before to do something new. Also, on Earth Day, clean up trash and do community service. “
The group removed many large garbage bags containing smaller items as well as bulky items such as shopping carts, car parts and barbed wire.
School volunteers came in groups to help with the cleanup effort.
“I’m from the College of Southern Idaho part. I’m part of a group called Latinos in Action and we’re just here to help our community by cleaning up the garbage, picking up the garbage, doing community service.
Not only did the volunteers and hosts have the pleasure of giving back to the community, the weather didn’t hurt either.
“I love seeing nature and all that and we are doing this for a good cause, we all are. So this is amazing. I’m glad we got this and the sun is out and everything. It’s good.”
This event is not declared annual, but according to Willsey, they could very well keep the tradition going.
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