TO: Media, Residents
FR: City of St. Clairsville
RE: Earth Day 2021 and related City activities
DATE: April 22, 2021
Overlapping Earth Day this year is the City of St. Clairsville’s Spring Yard Waste Cleanup activities. Today, Street Department crew members are using a woodchipper to turn larger tree branches which have fallen on residents’ yards into mulch. This procedure allows for the reuse of this material by the City and prevents the need to dispose of it in area landfills. The leaves and grass are collected in compostable bags which also are environmentally friendly.
Mayor Thalman announced the City of St. Clairsville Arbor Day celebration. The event will be held on May 21, 2021 at 11:00 A. M. in Central Park (next to the J.B. Martin Recreation – Senior Center on Fair Avenue). A representative of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ms. Lola Lewis, will join us to recognize the City’s ongoing efforts as a 21-year Tree City USA award winner. In addition, Father Chillog of St. Mary’s Church will bless the sapling which will be planted in the park in recognition of Arbor Day. The brief ceremony also will include the presentation of an Arbor Day Proclamation.
Mayor Thalman acknowledged the City Council’s efforts last month to pass Resolution Number 2021-4 to approve the latest Solid Waste Management Plan of the Jefferson-Belmont Regional Solid Waste Authority (AKA JB Green Team). Council’s adoption of this long-range plan allows the Authority to maintain compliance with state laws and continue offering their local programs and services to City residents and businesses. Mayor Thalman stated, “our community is proud to help promote JB Green Team’s waste reduction and recycling goals.”
Mayor Thalman invited residents to share with her their Earth Day commemorations.