The Whites Creek Critters 4-H and Cloverbud Club conducted two spring community service projects this spring. First, the club collected needed items for the Little Victories Animal Rescue Shelter.
4-H Club members involved in this project included (l-r): Ellijah Parsley, Duke Parsley, Simon Ballangee, Chase Smith, Malachi Ballangee, Hunter VanHoose, Iggy Ballangee & Zack Ballangee
Several of the older members of the club also helped with a
Department of Environmental Protection’s WV Make It Shine project around the
Rocklick Branch and Ballangee Branch Road areas as well as a stretch of Whites
Creek. Seven volunteers logged over 34 hours collecting 35 bags of trash
and debris. Also collected were approximately 400 pounds of items too large to
place in bags. 4-H Club members and volunteers involved in this project include
(l-r): Clark Dodgion, Collin Dodgion, Amy Smith (4-H Club Leader), Landon Dodgion
and Chase Smith.
WV Make It Shine activities are part of a larger state initiative. Activities will include beautifying parks and recreation areas, cleaning waterways, picking up litter and removing scrap tires, and planting trees and flowers.
The 2018 WV Make It Shine Statewide Cleanup produced phenomenal results with over
240,000 pounds of litter and debris collected by more than 4,800 volunteers. The
WV Make It Shine program is part of the Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan
initiative under the WV Department of Environmental Protection. All of WV’s volunteer-driven
cleanup programs fall under the REAP initiative.