Cherokee Lane Elementary School students, parents, staff and other members of the Adelphi school’s community took part in Prince George’s County’s annual Clean Up, Green Up event Saturday.
About 40 participants helped remove litter from school property, said Sheena Hardy, Cherokee Lane’s principal. Volunteers also planted flowers and 17 trees, Hardy said.
“We want to be very proud of where our students go to school,” she said.
Schools and organizations across Prince George’s participated in Clean Up, Green Up, a collaborative effort to beautify the county by planting flowers, trees and shrubs, and removing litter.
Hardy, a first-year principal, said the school will hold its own cleanup event in the spring, in addition to taking part in the annual county cleanup event.