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Litter Problem on Black Mountain "Getting Better" (57 trash bags 2002 vs. 100 in 1997)

October 31 2002 at 10:20 AM
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Response to Scenic Overlook Of Black Mountain Delayed

 
The Coalfield article also noted this:

[Hands Across the Mountain] had a successful spring clean up on Black Mountain where roughly 30 volunteers committed about 100 man-hours and picked up 57 bags of litter. Fred Hall reminded members that the fall clean up was set for Oct. 26. In the first cleanup five years ago, Gothard noted, volunteers picked up 100 bags in the first mile. During the last cleanup, they could pick up 100 bags. "It's gotten better," she said.

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=1283&dept_id=158550&newsid=5893922&PAG=461&rfi=9

Hands does not have a website per se but here is info:
Hands Across the Mountain, Inc.
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P O Box 568
Appalachia, VA 24216


Telephone Numbers and Contact Information
(276) 523-2319 Intake
hands221@bellatlantic.com Email

Operating Agency: Hands Across the Mountain, Inc.
Person in charge: Dr. Stanley H. Botts, Jr.Virginia Co-Chair
Hours of operation: Hours vary.
Fees: $5/yr membership fee.
Eligibility requirements: Must be 18 years of age or older.
Intake Procedure: Must submit an application.
Area Served: Southwest Virginia.
About the program: Purpose: A volunteer organization dedicated to the cleanup and enhancement of Southwest Virginia and Southeast Kentucky.
http://www.ccs-roanoke.org/px0qxz5v.htm

Here is a pdf file on its history in 1999 and 2000
http://teched.vt.edu/StudentWebSites/HandsAcrossMtnWells/Files%20for%20server/Native%20Files/AboutHands/YearinReview.pdf

Here is a pdf file on its mission statement:
http://teched.vt.edu/StudentWebSites/HandsAcrossMtnWells/Files%20for%20server/Native%20Files/AboutHands/Missionstatement.PDF

 
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