Quinnipiac University students travel to assist Puerto Rico

A few students are planting Mangroves in the wetlands of Cataño in Puerto Rico. From left to right: Deisha Quinones, Amanda Pullano, Olivia Maguire, Thamar Bailey, Alexis Ferrara. (Photo Courtesy: Olivia Maguire)

CATAÑO, Puerto Rico (WTNH) — Students from one Connecticut university are doing their part to assist the people of Puerto Rico.

A group of students from Quinnipiac University in Hamden traveled to the island to help the people who are still recovering from strikes by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The students traveled to areas like Cataño where they helped plant mangrove trees which play a vital role in mitigating flooding.

People across Connecticut and around the country have had a tremendous impact aiding those struggling from the extreme weather.

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