Arthur Estabrook, Zach Fowler, and Josh Tamburo have decided to clean up what’s known locally as Long Swamp. The body of water is about three-quarters of a mile from the Hudson School.
The teens have so far found 21 tires, a microwave, and lots of bottles and paper, among other debris that has littered the water.
The boys say that they’re trying to make the swamp a cleaner place for everyone.
Tamburo says a young beaver that he nursed back to health after its parents were hit by a car lives in the swamp, and he wants to make sure that the beaver has a safe place to live.