On June 22, students at Flushing’s PS 242 closed out the school year by teaming up with the Mitchell-Linden Civic Association for a Love Your Block event under a grant received by the MLCA from the Citizens Committee of New York City.
Under the guidance of Elizabeth Koos, PS 242’s science teacher, the students over several weeks planted gardens, cleared their block of litter and adopted neighborhood trees.
Each grade will pass their tree and its care down from year to year to new generations of students. In a neighborhood where the fight against litter is a constant battle, the students’ hard work and dedication serve as inspirational reminders that we all need to be good stewards of our local environment.
Congratulations to the students of PS 242 for helping lead the way.
William P. Coyle
Mitchell-Linden Civic Association