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Lauryn Grady, a junior at Assumption High School, and Seneca Park neighbor, had a great sustainability idea, which is being implemented today. Lauryn is placing five recycling receptacles around the walking loop at Seneca Park and three receptacles at Cherokee Golf Clubhouse.

The plan, solely proposed by Grady, came about because her cross-country practice takes her to Seneca Park each day. During her practice, she noticed the large amount of recyclables in trash containers, and wanted to do something about it, so she reached out to Olmsted Parks Conservancy.

Metro Parks & Recreation currently does not have the resources to manage recycling in the parks, so as part of the project, Lauryn will collect the contents of the recycling containers and take items to the recycling center.

I was pleased to present Lauryn a certificate today naming her a Ninth District Distinguished Citizen for her great idea and effort.  Thanks, Lauryn!