BAZETTA - Trumbull Career and Technical Center students spent a day cleaning up the dog park and other locations at Mosquito Lake Park as part of a student community service project.
Aaron Dellorco, government teacher, said the students helped clean up the park last year on Earth Day and park officials were so impressed, they were asked to come back again in the fall.
"We will come to the park a couple times a year," Dellorco said.
More than 50 students from the government classes mulched, picked up trash, raked leaves, fixed a chain-link fence, shoveled sand, and installed brick pavers at the dog park in honor or memory of pets.
Students receive four community service hours for participating.
The TCTC group was at the park for the past several years for Earth Day in April, but this is the first fall cleanup effort.
Ryan McClellan, a senior in the ROTC program, said he spent his time shoveling mulch.
"It was a lot of fun and I got my community service hours," he said, indicating he does community service for both government and ROTC classes.
Ryan Smith, a senior in landscaping / design, said he enjoyed cleaning up at the lake and seeing areas of the park he never had been to before.
"I live right down the road and didn't know all of this was here," Smith said.
He said the landscaping skills proved useful for the cleanup.
Joshua Happney, an interior design student, said he is concerned about the environment and wildlife.
Dellorco and other instructors who helped supervise said the students worked very hard and were very enthusiastic about the project.