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Edgemont High School General Organization To Honor Greenburgh Nature Center

Greenburgh Nature Center is teaming up with Edgemont High School and the Edgemont School Foundation are teaming up to promote environmentally-friendly practices in the community.
Greenburgh Nature Center is teaming up with Edgemont High School and the Edgemont School Foundation are teaming up to promote environmentally-friendly practices in the community. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

SCARSDALE, N.Y. --The Edgemont High School General Organization will be hosting Edgemont Aid on Friday, May 13, starting at 4:30 p.m.

The event at the high school will be an evening of music and entertainment performed by local students and faculty. Funds will be raised through the sale of tickets, food, t-shirts, raffles, and merchandise donated by local businesses.

Edgemont Aid is a community-wide event that benefits a different nonprofit organization each year. This year’s proceeds will go toward supporting the Greenburgh Nature Center.

The Greenburgh Nature Center, is a 33-acre nature preserve off Central Park Avenue, that serves more than 80,000 visitors annually and teaches the public about conservation, sustainability, wildlife, and the natural world.

Greenburgh Nature Center staff will be partnering with the Edgemont High School Zero Waste Team to introduce the high school’s new waste sorting stations. The stations will be set up around the event grounds, encouraging all guests to separate their recyclables. Greenburgh Nature Center animals will be making a special guest appearance at the event. Previous beneficiaries of Edgemont Aid proceeds include Turn Your World Around, Occupy Sandy, and The Malala Fund.

Explaining why the Greenburgh Nature Center was the selected recipient for this year, High School G.O. Co-President Jon Douglas said, “We were concerned when we heard that Westchester County cut some of the Greenburgh Nature Center’s funding. Considering the important role the Nature Center plays in our community, from educational programs to the trails our track team runs on, we wanted to be sure the organization stays."

Edgemont Aid event tickets are available for purchase through Edgemont High School class presidents, during lunch periods in the school cafeteria.

For more information about Greenburgh Nature Center, visit click here.

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