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40 Purchase College Students Help Clean Rye Sanctuary

Devoye Folkes, a Purchase College junior and liberal studies major, took part in the cleanup effort.
Devoye Folkes, a Purchase College junior and liberal studies major, took part in the cleanup effort. Photo Credit: Cheyenne MacDonald
Zen Herter, a Purchase College junior and environmental studies major, helps out at Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary.
Zen Herter, a Purchase College junior and environmental studies major, helps out at Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary. Photo Credit: Kyung Baek

PURCHASE, N.Y. -- Forty students from the Introduction to Environmental Science class at Purchase College recently participated in the International Coastal Cleanup at the Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary in Rye.

The students recovered more than 200 pounds of trash from the beach.

The environmental studies bachelor of arts program at Purchase College reflects an interdisciplinary focus on the interactions among the sociopolitical, economic and ecological systems where the natural world and human society overlap.

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