Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Please sign the petition

We only have 13 days to finish the petition drive, and right now only 120 signatures.  That won't impress anyone.  Please sign the petition to get the Army Corps of Engineers to the table to discuss how we can use the cranes on the dam to remove litter from the Monongahela River before it goes downstream. 

The petition is here: 

Here is a blog entry with more information:

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Well, it didn't happen

Although I had to rush from the Fondue Factory fund raiser over to the river to catch litter from the "debris release" it didn't happen.  And, the Corps of Engineers failed to tell us that it wasn't going to happen, although I had been told that they would release the debris at about 3 p.m. Wednesday.

We had the Monongahela Monitor crewed up and ready to fight litter yesterday evening at 6, but nothing.

I suppose the Corps didn't get as far in their gate inspection, which was the reason for the debris release, as they thought they would.  But for crying out loud, why couldn't they let me know?  I would have stayed at the Fondue Factory and had a few brews with the river supporters who came last night. 

Regardless, here's what I want to say: Thanks to all of you who came to the fundraiser, and to some who couldn't make it but have made donations anyway.  After all these years of working hard to keep the Monongahela River clean in our area, it's sure nice to know that support for this kind of effort is building. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Debris situation

Just heard from the Corps of Engineers that the debris release is today, Wednesday, June 12.  I'll be at the fund raiser (see below) at 5 p.m., but plan to be at the marina for a cleanup at 6 p.m.   If you are interested in helping with the removal, call me at 304 293-7760. Here's about the last time we did this:  http://onthemonongahelariver.blogspot.com/2011/06/debris-release-june-2011.html
The marina is here.

 Thanks for your interest!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Eat at the Fondue Factory in Morgantown on June 12

Have supper at the Fondue Factory Wednesday evening June 12 and help the Mon River Revival's efforts to clean litter from the river. 

The Fondue Factory is contributing 15% of every check that evening to help this effort, which began in 2006 to remove litter from the river, educate the public about the issue, and improve it for everyone.

We could certainly use the help.  Since the City of Morgantown cut funding because of fiscal issues a couple years ago, I've been paying out of my own pocket for expenses.   There's no money to expand the program; so Capt. Tim and his crew is concentrating river cleanups on just the Morgantown area. 

It's always been a dream to work the entire river, but that would be costly.  So, we're doing what we can.  And this Fondue Factory benefit will really be a big help for this year's expenses.  Plus the food is great!