Solar Youth Pick Up At Pond Lily

Three dozen young people and community volunteers collected 15 bags worth of trash during a cleanup of the Pond Lily Nature Preserve.

They picked up on behalf of afterschool program Solar Youth’s biannual day of service earlier this month at the preserve, one of several trips the nonprofit organizes for its young members. Pond Lily, a 14-acre tract of protected forest and wetlands, runs through the McConaughy Terrace housing development off Whalley Avenue.

Led by educator Nicole Peruso, Solar Youth’s environmental “stewards” made sure neighbors living in the family development had clean backyards.

Around 500 local young people participate in Solar Youth programs each year.

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posted by: elmcityresident on December 1, 2014  10:08am

love solar youth the best program for kids in new haven…and they dont break your pockets and they do way more than the city

posted by: ElmCityVoice on December 1, 2014  7:44pm

Solar Youth rocks!!