St. Stephens and St. Agnes Adopt Three Urban Streams

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School Community Collects Waste on MLK Day

31 students, parents and teachers gathered on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to gather waste along Timber Branch Stream. (Photo courtesy of SSSAS)

As part of its concern for storm water running from its campuses, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School has adopted three urban streams and will be their caretakers.

On Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, 31 members of the St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School community collected 60 pounds of waste from a one-half mile of Timber Branch, which is the Lower School’s watershed. In addition to the Lower School effort, SSSAS Middle School has adopted Lucky Run, and Upper School adopted Strawberry Run and will hold their own clean-up days this winter.

St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School has over a decade-long history of pursuing environmental sustainability in its school and has decreased its internal carbon emissions by 41% since 2007. St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School was awarded the City’s Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence award in 2016, as well as status as a national Green Ribbon School for the Middle School in 2016.