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SCWA Cleans up part of Sleepy Creek in the 2015 “Make It Shine” campaign

2015 Make it shine

SCWA members with their ‘stash of trash’ gathered in the 2015 “Make it Shine” event

Fair weather helped make the 2015 ‘Make It Shine” campaign fun and successful. SCWA members joined forces to clean the junk from about a mile-long stretch along Luther Michael road and the Sleepy Creek Stream bank.  A dozen tires and a whole truckload of garbage and recyclables were collected, separated, and taken to the recycling center. “Make It Shine” is a state-wide initiative to encourage groups to go out and clean up trash in West Virginia to make it a better place for all of us.  SCWA supplied snacks and refreshments for the volunteers. It’s a fun and rewarding activity, so come join us next time!


SCWA mascot Scruffy pitches in!

SCWA mascot Scruffy helps with the small bottles!


Quite a Haul from Make It Shine Volunteers

Nine members of the Sleepy Creek Watershed Association collected 18 tires, 3 TVs, 300 pounds of litter and debris, and 120 pounds of recyclable steel, aluminium, and plastic as part of the WV Department of Environmental Protection state-wide Make It Shine Clean-Up Campaign.  Sleepy Creek’s efforts were at the south end of Highland Ridge Road  on April 5, 2014.  Pictured are Chuck Marsh, Norman Dean, Bob Meadows, Gale Foulds, Stan Oaks and Jeff Iliff.  Not pictured, but participating were Robert and Sally Robb and Gareth Foulds.