Cleanup Day Activities in Central Israel 758X530.
(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
In HaZorea Forest, a group of young Shelah instructors from Rishonim High School in Hod HaSharon undertook the cleanup activities.
KKL-JNF has been organizing International Cleanup Day events in Israel for fourteen years now, and around 250,000 schoolchildren, soldiers, students, immigrants and communities from all over the country took part in this year’s activities. The events were orchestrated by the Public Relations Department in KKL-JNF's Fundraising Division.
In KKL-JNF's central region, cleanup activities were held in Sataf, Ben Shemen Forest and Menashe Park’s HaZorea Forest. At all these venues the participants encountered plaques and appreciation sites bearing the names of KKL-JNF’s Friends throughout the world, who are the organization’s constant partners in its work to develop and care for the land.
We joined a remarkable group of twenty-two young instructors from Shelah,a Ministry of Education program that combines classroom study with outdoor activities. The name Shelah spells out the initials of the words “field, nation, society” in Hebrew. On their way to HaZorea Forest, the volunteers experienced the first rain of the season. The group was accompanied and instructed by KKL-JNF guide Ran Sadeh, together with Shelah teachers Nachshon Shemer, Odelia Bar-On and Meital Rusho.
Once they arrived at the HaZorea Recreation Area, the youngsters equipped themselves with large garbage bags and gloves provided by KKL-JNF. In an atmosphere of high morale and good cheer, the youth took up positions at different points in the forest. Recyclable rubbish was carefully separated from non-recyclable items. Needless to say, the bags were soon filled.
“In our family we never littered, and it really upsets me now to see litter lying about in natural surroundings,” said young Shelah instructor Mica Greenberg.
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