Friday, March 23, 2012

American Rivers Mon Cleanup in April

I've registered with Americans Rivers to do a cleanup on the Mon River on April 14, Saturday.
Let me know if you want to help. This will be the earliest summer cleanup since I started doing these back in 2006. Usually I don't even get the Monongahela Monitor into the water from her winter boat-yard lay-up until the end of April. But we've pretty much skipped April this spring, haven't we? We will begin at 9 a.m. and be back around 2-3 p.m. Walnut Street boat launch. If you are interested in helping, just comment.

Monday, March 12, 2012

705, Stewartstown Rd. Cleanup Successful

It's really easy to know if you've had a success when you do a litter cleanup. No one got hurt, everyone is smiling and you have 28 bags of litter picked up. (Click photos to enlarge)

So, writing that headline was easy.

Thanks to several groups, listed below, we did get 705, The Orchard Bypass, from the intersection at Stewartstown Road cleaned and from the intersection down Stewartstown Rd. to the bottom of the hill. And no one was run over.

The folks that helped can tell you I was worried about that. Thanks, everyone.

The litter we picked up might have been washed into West Run, which enters the Mon River down near the end of Collins Ferry Rd. See the satellite shot at bottom.

Also, we got to use the Burma Shave signs, produced by the Litter Control folks. Thanks!

Alpha Delta Lambda Honorary
Community Medicine Student Association
WVU Political Science Students
Sierra Club of Morgantown
Monongahela River Revival

Financial support was provided from a grant made possible by IMPACT Earth and the Mon County Solid Waste Authority and Litter Control. Supplies, including the great big orange road signs, were provided by the WV Department of Highways.

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Burma shave against litter!

Hey, if you are driving on Rt. 705 this weekend going toward the Mileground (Rt. 119) you'll see some Burma Shave signs. Remember them? We'll you couldn't unless you are in your 60s. These were signs put out in sequence along the roads in the 1920s-50s to sell a product.

On Friday evening, 3-9, we are putting these signs out along Rt. 705 (the Orchard Bypass) to draw attention to the litter out there.
Then on Sunday morning, 3-11, we'll be picking it up!

So, if you are out that way, honk if you see us and give our volunteers a thumbs up!

The Mon River Revival organized this with support from IMPACT Earth and volunteers from WVU's Alpha Lambda Delta, Dr. Hunter's political science capstone class, the Community Medicine Student Association and the Sierra Club.

Oh, what will our signs say? you ask.
Litter So Bad
Makes Us All Sad
Let's Clean It Up
And Then Be Glad