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WSU American Society of Civil Engineers
Contact: Keenan Thomas
Number of Participants: 15
What is your history with the Adopt-A-Stream Program? How many years have you participated? Number of volunteers involved over the years?
"As far as exact years, we are not sure. We have been participating since before 2015, so I would say over 3 years. Over the years I would estimate over 100 ASCE members have participated in the stream cleanup."
Why did your group decide to join the Adopt-A- Stream Program?
"We decided to join the Adopt A Stream Program because of its relation to Civil Engineering and its impact toward the community. When we do a cleanup, we are making the environment more sustainable and usable by improving its quality in order to be of its best use."
What do you find to be most rewarding as an Adopt-A-Stream Steward?
"We find helping the community to be the most rewarding aspect as an Adopt-A-Stream Steward. Pullman isn't a large town, so whatever we can do to help the area that we go to school at goes a long way and means a lot to us. Community service to ASCE means that we are paying forward our time commitment for a better tomorrow. We believe in a sustainable world and donating time to our community is one way of doing that."
Any memorable stories to share from past cleaning events?
"A few years back, we found an old abandoned bicycle on our stream cleanup area, it is pretty crazy the things you find."