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3 pounds of cigarette butts cleaned up for Great American Smokeout last week


November 26, 2020

Photo courtesy of Tammi Meissner

Members of the BASE student group helping clean up Front Street (back row): Alana Harrison, Sophia Martinsen, Brody Hommel, Jackson Carney, Jackson Pearson, (middle): Daniel Harrison, Natalia Ashton, Jacob Allen, (front): Robyn Booker, Terra Hoyt, and Madelyn Davies.

Last Thursday, Nov. 19, Wrangell secondary school students with the BASE student group participated in the Great American Smokeout by going around town cleaning up cigarette butts. In less than an hour, according to SEARHC Health Educator Tammi Meissner, the students managed to pick up 2.8 pounds of cigarette butts outside of bars and along Front Street. Back in 2019, according to past reporting in the Sentinel, Wrangell High School students cleaned up over 13 pounds of cigarette butts. In 2018, they cleaned up six pounds of cigarette butts.

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