7th grade students from Wood River Middle School volunteered on a sunny Saturday morning picking up litter along Highway 21 near Timmerman junction. WRMS Language Arts teacher Sara Shafer and retired WRMS teacher Janene Alleman led the charge to improve the environment and facilitate some bonding among the 7th grade class. Shafer wrote, "I love getting the chance to hang out with the kids outside of the classroom on a gorgeous day. It is so great for kids to be a part of making the world a better place. It is fulfilling from all perspectives." Aside from interesting and mundane litter, students saw almost 50 sand hill cranes which served as a reminder of why it is so important to keep the environment free of trash.