Student Projects Preserve School's Eco-Friendly Environment

Student Projects Preserve School's Eco-Friendly Environment

Musselman High School's Wet Club has partnered up with various organizations in designing projects for its conservation efforts.

INWOOD, W.Va. - Thanks to a group effort of some students at Musselman High School, the school is going to look a lot greener.

"It's helping to improve our economy, it's helping to improve the price of electricity in our school," said Tyler Gross, senior at Musselman High School.

The Wet Club, also known as the Watershed Environmental Team, has designed projects aimed to make the school more eco-friendly.

Gross said, "The Vertical Greenwall helps pollution. It could protect the building from the sun's rays, and other rain environments. It also helps the price of electricity."

Miguel, on the other hand, has been saving the school hundreds of dollars on gardening supplies.

"It's like a layer of this plastic, thick stuff and you put dirt in it, and grass grows and it pretty much generally just overall lowers the carbon dioxide emissions of a building, that way it's a lot more eco-friendly," said Miguel Quintero, senior at Musselman High School.

However, the team, along with its adviser, still has a lot to figure out for its local watershed.

"How we're going to pump to raise gardens, is it going to freeze as it gets colder out. I mean, there's a lot of challenges as far as nature goes, so that's our biggest challenge," said Dean Demenico, head custodian and also helps with projects.

With financial help from the Cacapon Institute, it has helped students further their conservation efforts.

"Students learn things here at the school and they take them home to their parents to help them protect the watershed in their backyard," said Molly Barkman, outreach coordinator of the Cacapon Institute.

It has become a continuous movement over the past years in being proactive to getting the groundwork done.

Musselman High School's Wet Club is a nonprofit organization consisting of approximately 120 members.










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