Middle River Clean-up Day
On Saturday, September 27th, 70 volunteers spent the morning removing debris from several sections of Middle River and from Lewis Creek and Asylum Creek in Staunton.
All debris was taken to Virginia Eagle Distributing in Verona, the corporate sponsor of the event.
Debris collected included 34 tires, several TVs and air conditioners, barrels, wooden pallets, car batteries, fence posts, plastic playground items, and much more.
– Crystal Heinz from Virginia Eagle Distributing. Crystal organized VA Eagle as a sponsor and supervised the collection point at VA Eagle on Clean-up Day.
– Kate Hopkins from Valley Conservation Council. Kate helped with the total event organization and coordinated the clean-ups of Lewis Creek and Asylum Creek.
Many Thanks also to our Clean-up volunteers:
– Ft. Defiance High School students from the Ecology Club and the Key Club
– Ft. Defiance High School teachers Brent Hull, Teresa Ward, Kristen Shreckhise and Suzanne Blackwell
– Mary Baldwin College students from Steve Grande’s Leadership Class and from the VWIL Corps
– a team of volunteers from Crossfit Staunton
– a team of volunteers from Crossfit Aliquid
– a team of volunteers from VA Eagle organized by Cameron Pritt
– a team of volunteers organized by Willow Kelly
– Tom Yeago from the Lewis Creek Watershed Advisory Council
– Marion Bittinger & Antonio Martinez for transporting bags and debris from the River to VA Eagle
– FOMR volunteers Charlie Huppuch, Ric Aldhizer, Neil Tucker, Roger Robinson, Ann Cline, David Fuller, Rob Cone, and Herb Weigle for working with students and volunteers
– Sara Hollberg from Valley Conservation Council