Cleanup effort coming to Boone County

Staff Report

May 3, 2013

MADISON — A special cleanup effort will be coming up Saturday, May 11, to get the area ready for a host of fun filled summer events.

The Boone Career and Technical Center and the REAP organization are looking for a few good men and women to help build a mountain out of tires, trash and mud-grips.

The Mud Grip Mountain - Little Coal River Tire and Trash Pulling Day will require a lot of volunteers for four hours to get this important job done to make the surrounding area ready for the Float Trips, the Fishing Rodeo, camping, a YouTube Concert, the Mountain Bike Shuttle on the Hatfield McCoy Trail, Poker Runs, the ATV Style and Profile Show, Skeet Shooting Competition and Archery Competitions, all down by the Little Coal River this fall. During the week of October 4-6, more than 2,000 visitors are expected.

The stream cleanup begins at Little Coal River, Water Ways Loop and beyond Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We are asking for individuals and or teams of six to gather at the large Department of Highways Parking Lot on Corridor G (by Pinnacle Rock) at 9:30 on Saturday morning, May 11, 2013,” Jeff Nelson, Principal / Director of the Boone Career and Technical Center, said of the event

• Gloves and bags will be provided

• Wear old clothes and shoes for wading

• Trucks with winches will be there, teams only need to get the tires and trash to the bank

• Sunscreen

• Teams may bring a boat if they wish, however it is not required

Both young and old alike can help with this important clean up. Along with Tire and Trash Teams, organizers of the event need help with the administration and food distribution too.

All volunteers are needed and welcome to help.

Those who participate will receive a free certified pass to all of the weekend events scheduled in October, lunch and a photo opportunity in front of Mud Grip Mountain.

Sponsors of this important community project include Boone Career and Technical Center, Little Coal River Branch, Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) and Bridgestone Tires.

Community Service Hours will be credited and certified by the BCTC staff.

Stick around for the food and festivities when the event ends and make sure you are there for the photo shoot and lunch at 2:15 by the Mud Grip Mountain you will build.

For more information, check out the web site www.state.wv.us/swmb/SWA/Presentations/DEP-REAP%20Brochure.pdf

For more information contact Jeff Nelson at Office: 304-369-4585, text or call at 304-543-1034, message him on Facebook or twitter @ Jeff_Nelson_WV