Saturday, September 22, 2012

Volunteers needed for cleanup programs

Volunteers are wanted by the US Army Corps of Engineers to help with National Public Lands Day cleanup programs Sept 29, at Tygart Lake, Stonewall Jackson Lake and Youghiogheny River Lake, all within easy distance of Morgantown.  National Public Lands Day keeps the promise of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the "tree army" that worked from 1933-'42 to preserve and protect America's natural heritage.  Info: publiclandsday.org/about.

 Projects are, by location:

Tygart Lake, Taylor County: Trail maintenance.  Volunteers will work from 9am-1pm.  To volunteer: Michael Estock,michael.j.estock@usace.army.mil  or 304-265-1760.

 Stonewall Jackson Lake: Planting trees and flowers, trail maintenance, fishing pier maintenance and trash pick-up.  Volunteers will be provided with gloves and tools if they can't bring their own.  A Boy Scout and Girl Scout troop will install interpretive signs along the Friendship Trail, planting trees and doing some beautification projects in the downstream area.  Volunteers will work from 9am-1pm.  To volunteer: Alyssa.R.Houck@usace.army.mil or 304-269-4588.

Youghiogheny River Lake; Clean up the shoreline.  Water, latex gloves and trash bags for volunteers will be available at the Spillway Recreation Area, near the dam.  Volunteers will work from 9am-3pm.  To volunteer: Emily Potter, emily.r.potter@usace.army.mil or 814-395-3242.








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