Written by Brian
Friday, 18 March 2011 09:01
Date: March 13, 2011
Location: Underneath the Pleasant St. Bridge over Deckers Creek
Friends of Deckers Creek staff and volunteers met WVU Center for
Civic Engagement Research Assistant Jose Oquendo and a group of WVU
undergrad students and Tim Nelms and Morgantown Coalition of Reason
volunteers to tackle the litter which has long been collecting under the
Pleasant Street Bridge over Deckers Creek. FODC staff noticed the
bridge had been harboring a significant amount of litter and illegal
activity for some time and agreed it had to be addressed immediately.
Volunteers met on the Deckers Creek Rail Trail at 9:00am and spent
the morning and afternoon collecting over 110 bags of litter and bulk
trash from underneath the bridge. With the site less than 50 yards away
from Deckers Creek, the Deckers Creek Dog Park, and the Deckers Creek
Rail Trial, many volunteers were disappointed that these positive
community resources were subjected to these conditions. This attitude
fueled the hard work of everyone that day and a major impact was made.
All litter from underneath the bridge was bagged by volunteers and
picked up by BOPARC. It was great to see three different community
organizations working together to achieve something great within their
community. We hope to see you out at our next clean-up!
Last Updated on Thursday, 08 March 2012 18:03