YEC application deadline approaches

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By KAROLYN GEPHART

Students in four area schools are invited to join Pearland Youth Environmental Council. Applications are being accepted through May 31 for the 2018-2019 year.

Applicants must be entering sophomore, junior or senior year at one of the four area high schools, Dawson High School, Pearland High School, Turner College and Career High School and Alvin ISD’s Shadow Creek High School in the Shadow Creek Ranch area of Pearland.

YEC members will work with Keep Pearland Beautiful staff to prepare and lead presentations for scouts, elementary and middle school students.

YEC members can also volunteer at exhibits and outreach events or work behind the scenes with KPB event preparation. Field trips will be arranged to teach YEC members about water surface treatment plants, recycling, litter prevention, clean water, sustainability, reforestation, and other green programs.

Keep Pearland Beautiful is a 501(c)3 non-profit environmental organization affiliated with Keep Texas Beautiful, Inc. and Keep America Beautiful, Inc.

The vision of Keep Pearland Beautiful is that Pearland will be the cleanest and most beautiful city in Texas. KPB address is 5800 Magnolia Street in Pearland.

To apply, students should use a link on the KPB website. They also have two letters of recommendation. One recommendation must come from a teacher from the 2017-2018 school year. Students should email the two recommendations to [email protected]

For more information, go to www.keeppearlandbeautiful.org.

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