ELKHORN WATERSHED CLEANUP 4-21-12
By Ernie Nester 4-23-12
Many good citizens gathered at Elkhorn and Ashland for the Elkhorn Creek Watershed Association cleanup on April 21, 2012. There were at least 56 people involved in the cleanup efforts including area residents, Trout Unlimited volunteers, County officials, State officials and Walmart employees. Most of the volunteers came from West Virginia, but there were also volunteers from Virginia, Maryland, Indiana, and Ohio.
The volunteers cleaned the trash from Elkhorn Creek from the site of the twin RR bridges above the upper house in Elkhorn down to below the lower house in Elkhorn which is about 1.1 miles of stream. Jim Mullens led a crew who cleaned up the trash where the spring goes under Rt. 52 in upper Maybeury and a section of Elkhorn Creek near the spring. Chris Mullens led the crew who cleaned a large collection of trash from the Power House Road (Switchback) section where fallen trees had collected large piles of junk.