Queensbury Junior High WASTE Club in 1970
Members of the new Queensbury Junior High School WASTE Club, established about a month after the nation’s first Earth Day, were not wasting a Saturday morning when they gathered three dump truck loads of litter and debris along Halfway Brook in three hours
“There were difficulties attendant in the task including the insecure footing attended by the swampy terrain, and many found themselves knee-deep at various points in the venture,” The Post-Star reported on May 16, 1970. “Black flies and hunger pains heralding lunch time brought a halt to the project, but they intend to conclude this eco-tactic and go on to others.”
The acronym ‘WASTE’ came from the new club’s motto: “We As Students Treasure our Environment.”
Members were Martha Cedarstom, Adrian and Earl Fordrung, Diane Rathbun, Amy Nicholson, Jim Hichin, Jackie Jarvis, Jeff Roberts, Kristi Cowell, John Silcox, David Ploof, Mike Usher and Ella Dean.
Faculty advisers were Robert Jones and Ralph Nicholson.