Local high school students are getting involved in stewardship.

A Bancroft Area Youth Stewardship Council has been formed at North Hastings High School.  Member Taylor Grosklag says the goal is get local youth more involved in stewardship activities.

Meanwhile, Kelsey Dillabough, another member and a high school student, says the council will also promote stewardship to other kids her age.

The youth council is open to all students, and holds bi-weekly meetings at the high school. It’s also looking to partner with other conservation organizations, and anyone interested in the environment.

Grosklag and Dillabough say the council has a number of projects planned for the future, including one to rehabilitate a piece of the York River’s shoreline. The council is also working to build connections with local elementary schools to get younger students involved.