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Monday, March 30, 2009

Generation Charleston Seeks Volunteers
to Help Make Kanawha River Shine

It’s one of Charleston’s largest natural resource and a vital piece of what makes the city so special, but these days its banks appear to have been a little neglected. That’s where you come in – the Kanawha River needs your help!

Generation Charleston, in conjunction with the West Virginia Make it Shine program, is sponsoring a Kanawha River Clean Up from 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 4.

Duties include removing debris, sidewalk edging and mulching the riverbank from the 35th Street Bridge to Haddad Park. Breakfast, lunch and work gloves will be provided.

Volunteers are to check in on the State House steps next to Kanawha Boulevard.

The schedule is as follows: 7:45 - 8:30 a.m., check-in/breakfast; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., River Clean Up; 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., lunch/wrap-up.

You need not be a Generation Charleston member to participate, and community groups are welcome to join in the event.

Members of all local media outlets also are encouraged to come out and be a big part of the day, helping us spread the word and highlight our other greatest resource here in Charleston – the people!

Volunteers are asked to sign up in advance by e-mailing Brooke Pauley at by March 31.


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