Angelo Gaccione organized a trip for his Belleville High School Environmental Science class to DeKorte Park last week to participate in a cleanup and enhancement program.
The class consisting of juniors and seniors recently won a science competition created by Gaccione for their extaordinary model of a watershed.
The goal of the project was to build a city that illustrated how point and non-point pollution affected a waterway. Three different classes involved in the competition were given a 2-by-4 foot piece of plywood and were asked to show how seven non-point pollution sources and three point pollution sources affect a waterway. Each class formed sub groups to work on smaller portions of their city – they even had a mountain stream recirculating into a pond!