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GSC Students Clean Up Local Stream

OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2012

For more information:
Bob Edwards
Public Relations Department
Glenville State College
(304) 462- 6390
Bob.edwards@glenville.edu

Glenville, WV—A group of Glenville State College students spent several hours on Monday, October 22nd hauling discarded automobile tires out of Cedar Creek in Gilmer County. This ‘tireless’ community service project was aimed to help restore the natural benthic conditions of the creek.

The students in Dr. Ross Conover’s Ecology and Field Biology class in the GSC Department of Science and Mathematics removed a total of thirty-six tires from the creek bottom. They also disposed of the tires in collaboration with Cedar Creek State Park Superintendent Paul Minigh. “The students were initially skeptical because the water was frigid and no tires were visible from the creek’s shoreline, but once we got our feet wet they became motivated to leave no tire behind,” said Conover, GSC Assistant Professor of Biology.


The Glenville State College seniors who assisted in the effort included: Natural Resource Management major Adam Bosely of Weston (Lewis County), West Virginia, Natural Resource Management major Dustin Reed of Valley Head (Randolph County), West Virginia, Natural Resource Management major Justin Sumpter of Weston (Lewis County), West Virginia, Natural Resource Management major Amelia Rose of Rosedale (Gilmer County), West Virginia, Natural Resource Management major Jessica Allen of Rosedale (Gilmer County), West Virginia, Biology major Andrea Minigh of Glenville (Gilmer County), West Virginia, Biology major Dylan Tomblin of Sand Fork (Gilmer County), West Virginia, Applied Science major Adrian Patterson of Glenville (Gilmer County), West Virginia, Biology major Aaron Frymier of Glenville (Gilmer County), West Virginia, Biology major Christie Hittel of Lumberport (Harrison County), West Virginia, and Biology major Meagan Lesser of Mineral, Virginia.

“It felt good giving back to the environment and community that have given so much to me,” said GSC student Aaron Frymier.

GSC student Andrea Minigh says she feels a responsibility to help protect the environment where she lives. “A positive change in our environment begins with just one person caring enough to donate their time to protect it.”

For more information about the Science and Mathematics at GSC, call (304) 462-4124.

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