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Island School Taking Part in Green Schools Grant Program

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

Raising funds and helping the environment all at the same time is just what some students hope to do for their school; preferably with your help.

On Wednesday, it was announced that Seashore Learning Center on the Island has been selected to be part of the Recyclebank's Green Schools Grant program, a program that the City is using to reward residents who recycle.

As part of the grant program, Seashore Learning Center has until March 15 to get folks all around the community to donate their points earned from recycling to the school's Recyclebank Drive. For every 250 points donated, the school gets $1 toward their goal of raising $2,500 to help build a citrus tree orchard, compost pile and rain water harvest system.

"It costs money," Clean City Coordinator Angela Gonzalez said. "It costs money for tree seedlings, and the rain barrels, and the compost bins, and the City of Corpus Christi is so honored to donate the first rain barrel and compost bin, because for a garden of this size, you can't just have one rain barrel. You need many."

"In the future, we're planning to make an orchard, and we're hopefully going to bend the trees like this so that it will get sun barely in there so kids will have enough shade to have fun in there," said Marrlena Osgood, a fourth-grader at Seashore Learning Center.

If you would like to help the students raise points for their project, you can visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/corpuspride, or click here to go directly to the donation page.