Get Involved! Volunteering

Get Involved!  The Marion County SWA Recycling & Litter Control often gets questions about how kids and adults can get involved in their community by recycling, helping the environment, or being more green. There are many community groups to join – these are just some of them. If we missed your group, please let us know and we will add you to the list. getinvolved

Environmental Calendar of Events

JANUARY

  • WV Hunting and Fishing Show – Charleston,WV

FEBRUARY

  • Great Backyard Bird Count birdsource.org
  • The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event sponsored by the Audubon Society that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent.
  • WV Hunting, Fishing, and Outdoor Show – Morgantown Mall
  • 25th Annual Allegheny Sport, Travel, Outdoor Show- Monroeville

MARCH

  • World Water Day (United Nations)
  • MCCC Annual Home & Garden Expo Middletown Mall, Fairmont

APRIL

  • Marion County Earth Day Events
  • WVUH Kids Fair – April 4
  • Earth Day – April 22
  • National Garden Month
  • National Environmental Education Week – April 12 – 18
  • National Park Week –April 18 – 26
  • National Volunteer Week – April 19 – 25

MAY

  • Endangered Species Day – May 15
  • World Turtle Day – May 23
  • National River Cleanup Week – May 31 – June 8
  • Marion County Master Gardeners Annual Marigold Sale
  • Marion County WV Three Rivers Festival

 

 

 

 

JUNE

  • UN World Environment Day – June 5
  • National Trails Day – June 6
  • National Get Outdoors Day – June 13
  • Great American Backyard Campout – June 27
  • National Fishing and Boating Week – June 6 – 14

JULY

  • Fourth of July –  Have a sustainable picnic!

AUGUST

  • Smokey Bear’s birthday – August 9

SEPTEMBER

  • National Public Lands Day
  • World Water Monitoring Day
  • Arbor Day

OCTOBER

  • Appalachian Trail created – October 2
  • Make a Difference Day – October 24
  • Deckers Creek Adventure Day – October 25
  • West Virginia Recycles Statewide Youth Contest – WV Recycling Coalition

NOVEMBER

  • America Recycle’s Day – November 15th
  • GIS Day – November 18th

DECEMBER

  • Positive Spin Christmas Help Bike Drive

 

 

 

Suggested Solid Waste, Recycling, & Litter Control Activities

 

Please call or email us for more details, if you see an activity that interests you.

If you have an idea for a project or activity, please don’t hesitate to suggest it.

 

Recycling

  1. Event Volunteers
  2. Home Recycling
  3. Recycling Relay (in/outdoor race game)
  4. Recycling Ring Toss
  5. Trash to Treasure
  6. Using resources wisely
  7. Biodiesel used to run the yard equipment
  8. Vermiculture (worms)
  9. Coloring and Activity Books

 

 

Litter Control

  1. Event Volunteers
  2. Litter Clean Up Project
  3. Litter Scavenger Hunt
  4. Coloring and Activity Books
  5. GPS recycling and litter sites
  6. Cigarette Butt Out Litter Activity

 

 

Beautification

  1. Event Volunteers
  2. Beautification Project
  3. Impact E.A.R.T.H. small beautification or environmental grant
  4. Beautification at local nursing homes

 

 

 

 

Education, Project, & Event Resources

 

West Virginia

 

  1. Va. Department Environmental Protection

Adopt a Street Programs

Contact Brad Blaine at 304-368-3950 or Bradley.a.blaine@wv.gov

 

  1. Va. Solid Waste Management Board

http://www.state.wv.us/swmb

 

Recycling Coalition of West Virginia (RCWV)

http://www.wvrecycles.org/WVAMRREC.html

 

Oglebay Institute’s Environmental Education Center http://www.oionline.com/environmentaleducation

Constructed from 97% recycled materials, including Wheeling newspaper, the Schrader Center is a regional showcase for “Green Architecture” and environmental awareness.

 

West Virginia Soil Conservation

The WV Envirothon is a conservation education program and competition for students in grades 9 through 12.

 

West Virginia Farm Bureau

http://www.wvfarm.org

(800) 398-4630, ext. 300

 

West Virginia Caves Conservancy

http://www.wvcc.net

 

West Virginia Department of Agriculture

http://www.wvagriculture.org

Protect plant, animal and human health and the state’s food supply, foster economic growth by promoting West Virginia agriculture. Hold Poster contests, eat local challenge, etc.

 

West Virginia  Department Natural Resources, Call 304- 825-6787

Woodsy Owl, Smokey Bear, WV State Parks, Fishing, Wildlife, Parks Adopt a Trail

 

 Marion County

 

Marion County Solid Waste Authority     website  http://www.marioncoswa.org 

Email  marioncoswa@gmail.com

 

Pricketts Fort

http://www.prickettsfort.org/

As one of West Virginia’s most unique living history museums, Pricketts Fort invites visitors to relive the pioneering spirit of Captain Jacob Prickett and his family.

 

Marion County Historical Society Museum
P.O. Box 1636
Fairmont, WV 26555-1636
phone 304-367-5398
email marionhistorical@yahoo.com

 

Marion County Master Gardeners

WVU Marion County Extension Serv.
Phone: (304) 367-2772

 

Fairmont Farmers Market

 

Make Marion County Shine

Marion County Beautification Community Group

 

Fairmont Interested Dog Owners (FIDO)

FIDO is a group of dog owners formed in Fairmont, West Virginia, in order to develop dog parks in the Fairmont/Marion County area. Contact kellyjogarcia@yahoo.com

 

Fairmont State University

Fishing Falcons
To encourage camaraderie, sportsmanship, integrity, conservation, and development of the skills needed to be a successful angler. Advisor: John Toothman (367-4977)
Students Taking Action in Nature’s Defense (STAND)

To design a green campus community Advisor: Dr. Don Trisel (367-4308)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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