The effort in Logan to cleanup the Guyandotte River and the county’s many streams and water resources continues to gather steam: another cleanup effort on the Guyandotte was announced at the Oct. 5 meeting of the Logan County Commission (LCC).
Christopher Trent, director of the Logan County Family Resource Network, addressed the LCC with the group’s plan to segment the river into small sections and work to clean the Guyandotte within Logan County. “Today I am happy to announce that we are going to have…our annual cleanup in the Guyandotte. We plan to segment the county’s river into half-mile and mile sections. We need volunteers: school groups, civic groups, fire departments and anyone who wants to help.”
The event will be held Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. throughout Logan County. Anyone interested in volunteering for the clean up can contact Trent at 304-896-4140 or by email at [email protected]
A press release from the Logan County Family Resource Network explains the event is a part of the American Rivers organization’s National River Cleanup. The press release states, “The Logan County Commission will be participating along with tens of thousands of volunteers taking part in hundreds of cleanups across the country to remove trash from local waterways. Learn more about the National River Cleanup at www.AmericanRivers.org/cleanup.”
W.Va. State Senator Art Kirkendoll was also on hand to address the commission about the continued cleanup of the county’s rivers and streams. Kirkendoll explained, “The country is in a tough recessionary period right now, but I can tell you one thing. There is more activity in Logan then there is in most other counties. The question is now is how do make the Guyandotte River a part of Hatfield and McCoy? We clean it up. We make it accessible and we make it useful.”
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]