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Clean-up campaign targeted park litter

By Staff | Aug 21, 2009

Thirty five campers and six counselors recently participated in cleanup day at Morgan’s Grove Park near Shepherdstown.

Each counselor had a team of campers and was given a section of the park to clean up. The teams competed against each other to see who could collect the most trash, find most unusual object, and find the biggest object.

“This is a fun way to teach the children about keeping our parks clean,” said Stephanie Unger, director of the summer camp program at Morgan’s Grove. “The kids love seeing what treasures they can find. We also discuss with them ways to encourage others to keep the park clean. Some suggestions from our campers included providing more trash cans, posting signs, and hiring security guards.”

Campers found old tires, plastic and glass bottles, and plastic utility poles, filling five trash bags and three recycling bins. All campers enjoyed an ice cream treat for a job well done.

– For more information about the camps and programs offered by the Jefferson County

Parks & Recreation Commission,

visit www.jcprc.org or call (304) 728-3207.