Get Involved! Volunteering

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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. 

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
  • 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 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

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. WV REAP

Adopt a Highway Program

WV Solid Waste Management Board

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

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

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