On September 9, 2020, the Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) presented St. Clairsville Mayor Kathryn Thalman with its “2020 Cooperator of the Year Award.” The award recognizes cooperation with the Belmont SWCD, including the promotion of its educational programs. Please follow the link below for information about an upcoming annual Belmont SWCD event which combines environmental awareness with a renowned St. Clairsville public space, the National Road Bikeway. Any questions concerning this important event should be directed to the Belmont SWCD staff at 740-526-0027 or belmontswcd@
Mayor Thalman expressed her gratitude to Samantha Hearn, Agriculture and Education Specialist with the Belmont SWCD, for this honor.
Ms. Hearn outlined the reasons the City of St. Clairsville received this award: “In these unparalleled times our organization, as well as many others, had to change the way we operate day to day. During this time the City of St. Clairsville graciously allowed our organization the use of space for our tree sale preparation. Programs such as our Boo at the Bike Trail event and Nature Trail would not have happened without the cooperation of the city. The city included our organization this year in the planning of their MS4 permitting process to help with education and outreach. This cooperation effort along with the city’s diligent efforts to keep the roadways clean are a major contributor to the water quality in Belmont County. This year and in past years the City of St. Clairsville has promoted our programs, allowed the use of facilities at no cost, and even offered a helping hand to help us accomplish our mission. We deeply appreciate all of your efforts to protect the natural resources within St. Clairsville as well as the cooperation with our district to help us do the same.”