Story last updated at 3:12 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2002

School appreciates support
I would like to thank the many local businesses and the Project Learning Tree organization for their support of Voznesenka School's Roundup Recycling Program. The students and staff of Voznesenka recently began collecting pop cans, glass bottles, office paper, newspaper and cardboard, and transporting them to the Homer Baling Facility.

Voznesenka School was awarded a Project Learning Tree "GreenWorks!" Grant and established partnerships with the following local businesses to make the project possible: Homer Electric Association contributed a generous donation; Ulmer's Drug and Hardware offered a discount to purchase collection bins and storage receptacles; the Homer Spit Campground donated the use of a truck; Fritz Creek General Store and HomeRun Oil will be donating the fuel to transport the materials for the school year; Kachemak Gear Shed gave us a discount on children's work gloves.

I would also like to thank Katie Gavenus, Nate Riedel, Whitney Cushing, and Joe Hoanin, members of the Homer Chapter of Alaska's Youth for Environmental Action, for presenting information to the first and second grades about recycling.

The first- and second-graders also had a fabulous time at our tour of the Homer Bailing Facility. We appreciate the staff members who were involved in our visit for their excitement and enthusiasm.

It warms my heart to see there are so many local businesses and individuals who have interest in contributing to the education of Voznesenka students and caring for the environment. Thank you all for your generosity.

Jennifer Chapple, primary teacher, Voznesenka School