North Little Rock West Campus Key Club held a car wash to
raise money for March of Dimes. Tickets to the car
wash were sold to teachers, friends and students.
Fellow Key Clubbers from the East Campus Key Club pitched in
and helped out........
Years ago, the Hannibal High School
Key Club and Hannibal High School Humane Society
co-adopted a stretch of Highway 61. Since then, both
clubs have taken responsibility for keeping our highway
clean. Hannibal Key Clubbers get together around 3 times
a year for this clean-up, splitting up to tackle the
littering problem. They strap on their florescent orange
vests, grab a few trash bags, and in no time have the
stretch cleaned up. The project is extremely effective
in making our community look nicer. Although the job is
not glamorous it is still one of the largest projects of
the Hannibal Key Club.
Duchesne KC Helps Environment
Every year the Duchesne Key Club is
auctioned off to do work for the highest bidder. This
past year, the club was purchased by Dave West.
Mr. West owns a large part of the
woods behind his house. He learned of an invasive
plant called the Asian Honeysuckle, or the Japanese
Honeysuckle that was growing in the woods behind his
business in Creve Coeur. He identified that this same
bush was infesting his woods as well.
West had attempted to eradicate the
bush by himself, but it quickly grew back. He said, I
finally had a good plan when the Key Club arrived.
The Key Club members worked for
over four hours in order to rid the woods of this
suffocating plant. Mr. West described, They split into
teams, with some being cutters, some being haulers, some
handling the concentrated Roundup (they used a
paintbrush to put the Roundup on the cut trunks of the
cut bushes), and some handling the fire duty (to burn
the cut bushes).
Honeysuckle can grow so densely it
shades out everything on the forest floor...this means a
great reduction in food and cover available for birds
and other animals. Thanks to the efforts of the
Duchesne Key Club, the woods have been clear of
honeysuckle for over four months and new plant life is
beginning to form.
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