Fourth grade students from Grandview Elementary took some time Tuesday morning to clean up North Main Park (Girl Scout Park).

Students picked up trash in the park and along the bike path near by the bridge by Dillons.

Grandview fourth grade teachers Jamie Ball and Jim Shum supervised the students at the annual field trip.

The students were mostly unaware of how much trash is discarded irresponsibly before Tuesday’s experience.

Fourth grade students from Grandview Elementary took some time Tuesday morning to clean up North Main Park (Girl Scout Park).

Students picked up trash in the park and along the bike path near by the bridge by Dillons.

Grandview fourth grade teachers Jamie Ball and Jim Shum supervised the students at the annual field trip.

The students were mostly unaware of how much trash is discarded irresponsibly before Tuesday’s experience.

“It’s very surprising that we found that much trash within 15 minutes,” 4th grader Kelci Stewart said. “It means a lot to pick this up to change the environment so that kids have a place to play and so animals have a place to live and there is clean and fresh air. I think it was an awesome experience.”

“I think it was really, really cool and I got to see how much trash everybody else used,” Allison Zogleman said. “Then I thought about how much trash I use and how much plastic I use.”

“Over there by Dillons there was a bunch of trash in the ditch,” Elizabeth Garcia. “It was horrible.”

The students offered solutions to the problem of improperly discarded waste.

“They can tell people all over the world to help pick up trash,” Garcia said. “Because we live here.”

“I think that if everyone came out they would be surprised about how much they would find,” Stewart said. “If everyone would come out and pick up trash it would do a lot. It would be a big help.”

“Instead of just throwing their trash out the window now they can go put it in trash cans and trash bins,” Zogleman said.