Monday, December 17, 2007

Citizen Action Gets Results

The West Fork Environmental Protection Association is a great example of citizens taking action when their local government cannot or will not act on their behalf and advance community interests. They stopped a landfill and opened a volunteer recycling center, and now they have achieved non-profit status that allows them to apply for grants to do even more.

Henry Griffith, group coordinator, said the group has been active for about four years, and, after success in opposing the landfill, decided it wanted to do other projects to help the community and keep the West Fork valley clean and green. The association has its sights set on the annual West Fork River cleanup and celebration coming up in the spring, creating a Web site with helpful information, building a composting demonstration facility, and bringing environmental and educational programs to the city of West Fork.

Congratulations on your success, and thanks for setting an example.

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