Make-It-Shine Cleanup

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Date(s) - 04/06/2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Outdoor Learning Park, behind Sabraton Kroger

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On Saturday, April 6th, spend time walking Deckers Creek, cleaning up litter as you go! Bring friends, family, or your club/group– or get paired up with other awesome community members at the event.

Meet at Friends of Deckers Creek’s Outdoor Learning Park (OLP) at 9 am to receive supplies, directions, and safety tips. From there, we will send volunteers with FODC leaders to one of three locations, our most family-friendly option being right there along the rail trail. Volunteers may choose to walk the trail, explore the stream banks, or even get their feet wet to pick up trash from litter and illegal dumping. The event will end at 12 pm. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Dress appropriately if you plan on getting wet!

BONUS OPPORTUNITY: Do you like trees? Thanks to the Mountaineer Treeways program through the Division of Forestry, FODC has been given 100 saplings to plant along the banks of Deckers at Marilla Park. This will help contribute to streambank stabilization. After the cleanup ends at 12, tree-planting volunteers will be meeting at the Marilla Park basketball court. Extra hands are appreciated! If possible, BYOS (bring your own shovel).


The OLP sits directly on the Deckers Creek rail trail in Sabraton. Volunteers can access the rail trail here by parking in the back of the Kroger on Earl L. Core Road.

You do not need to RSVP for this event, but if you are planning on bringing a large group please email so that we can arrange a good site for your group to stay together.

If you have any questions, please email or call 304-292-3970.



  1. Colleen Harshbarger on March 29, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    I am working with Ella at MRTC and the City of Morgantown to do a clean up April 27th. We have WVU student athlete volunteers as well. Do you think you’ll still need help along Decker’s Creek trail? We were planning to do rail trails and city parks.

    • rachel on April 1, 2019 at 1:12 pm

      Hi Colleen,
      We hope to clean up the Deckers Creek rail trail within about a mile both ways of our Outdoor Learning Park, which is located behind the Kroger in Sabraton. Outside of that section of the rail trail, our efforts for our April 6th clean up will be focused outside of Morgantown, where Deckers runs along Route 7. So there will still be a decent portion of the rail trail that we could certainly use your help in cleaning (just be cautious that as you approach downtown you may come across some needles). Please let me know if there’s any way FODC can promote your clean up. Thanks for helping to keep Morgantown clean!

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