Kids in Action - October 2016
Rock Island High School, Rock Island
Rock Island County
Elizabeth was one of the winners of the 2016 Illinois Conservation Foundation’s Conservation Achievement Scholarships. Elizabeth has been involved in many conservation projects throughout her life. Among her duties as an officer in the Environmental Action Club of her high school, she was responsible for recycling in the school and for organizing and leading such activities as removing invasive, exotic plant species at a local marsh. With her family and through her school, she has worked for several years on the Xstream Cleanup program for the Mississippi River. She planned and implemented a garden at a local school. The garden was designed to increase habitat for native pollinators as well as provide a sustainable food source for the local community. It is being studied by the science classes at the school, too.