Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

Thank you to our DOH personnel and West Virginia Paving crew. The streets look great.

This is Clean-Up Week in Marlinton. Call the Town office for leaf bags and special pickups.

Landscaping is the current priority at Discovery Junction. You may have seen some work going on the first of this week.

Forest Service employees, David Buck, Nate Dameron and Mark Beverage, deserve a shout-out for raking the site.  Nate will be picking up fertilizer and mulch.  And, of course, Megan Dister has been helping keep all Forest Service efforts organized.

A couple of other quick updates on the gardens and trees for Discovery Junction. We are now the proud owners of a river birch, pin oak, red maple and red bud that will soon be planted on the site. The pollinator garden, rain garden and proposed tree planting spots have been marked. Forest Service Ranger Cindy Sandeno is in the process of ordering all the plants for the gardens and will be sending out a request for help to plant them.

July 4th event cancelled

Now, it is with deep regret, I must announce the cancellation of the previously planned Fourth of July activities at the Discovery Junction site.

Remember, we are still working our way out of quarantine and will plan for a Labor Day Celebration. None of us want to, but for the present, “social distancing” seems to be the best practice.  Waiting now will make outdoor entertainment all the better when we can get together.

Your donations for the project can still be sent directly to the Town Office. Just make a notation that it is for Discovery Junction.

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