St. Mary’s Environmental Club Celebrates Earth Day with Cleanup of Sauerman Woods

St. Mary’s Environmental Club Celebrates Earth Day with Cleanup of Sauerman Woods
By: St. Mary's Community Catholic School Last Updated: April 26, 2019

Reily Bullington and Cambrie Metzcus removed a couple of glass bottles discarded in the woods.

On Wednesday, April 24th, members of the Environmental Club from Saint Mary Catholic Community School spent the afternoon cleaning garbage that littered Sauerman Woods in Crown Point. Together, the students walked with Principal Tom Ruiz, Science teacher Steve Davis, and 5th grade teacher Mary Skinner from the school to the park. Club members were shocked at how much garbage was retrieved during the cleanup. Many of them exclaimed that they were happy to help clean the Earth! Throughout the year, the club takes a variety of field trips (including the Indiana Dunes), participate in lessons to learn about the environment, and do their part in helping to keep the Earth clean.

2019-St-Mary-Schools-03Tony Gonzalez and Gavin Cipowski were happy to recycle a bottle found at Sauerman Woods in Crown Point.

St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point was opened in 1872. The school offers grade levels Junior Pre-Kindergarten (for three year olds) through eight and is the largest school in the Diocese of Gary. St. Mary’s faculty teaches a rich curriculum supported by leading-edge technology. All students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities such as Academic Team, Chess Club, Craft Club, Math Bowl, Spanish Club, Science Olympiad, Scouts, Environmental Club, a variety of athletic teams and more. St. Mary’s is currently accepting applications for new students for next school year. To learn more about St. Mary’s School or schedule a personal tour, visit 

2019-St-Mary-Schools-02Members of St. Mary's Environmental Club picked up litter around the perimeter of the pond at Sauerman Woods.