To celebrate Earth Day, the Big Walnut Nature Club and the Greater Galena Civic Association (GGCA) are joining forces to clean up Galena on Saturday, April 26. Volunteers are needed and should be at the Galena Village Hall parking lot, 109 Harrison Street, at 10 a.m. Volunteers will be given trash bags, gloves and grabbers courtesy of Keep Delaware County Beautiful. They should wear appropriate clothing and boots for being in woodsy, damp areas.
According to Big Walnut Nature Club President Jeanna Burrell, improving habitat is key to helping wildlife thrive in the area. “Our group is focusing on species of special interest such as the Eagles, Osprey, Prothonotary Warblers and Chimney Swifts but we are all interested in improving the environment for the benefit of all our wildlife,” Burrell said. “A lot of trash ends up in our waterways coming down Little Walnut and Big Walnut creeks and on Hoover Reservoir and we’d like to clean it up. We welcome everyone to come out and help us clean up the area so we can all enjoy the great natural resources Galena has to offer.”
The GGCA also works to promote the Galena area’s businesses, organizations and special events such as Summerfest.