Notre Dame and BHS Key Clubs Work Together to Support County's Compost Center

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | September 17, 2017
By Vincent Pinti.  A trio from the Bridgeport, Clarksburg area have been working hard to spread environmental awareness to the region.
Douglas Soule, a graduate of Bridgeport High now enrolled at West Virginia University, Nate Madden, a junior at Bridgeport, and Gabriel Johnson, a junior at Notre Dame High have joined forces in collaboration with the Key Club and Waste Management to construct a compost station in the heart of Harrison County. Their leadership in their respective high school Key Clubs and a grant from Waste Management have provided the opportunities for this venture to eventually become a reality.
Nate had been pushing for a conservation project for some time.
“Last year, I wanted to build a greenhouse. I thought that it would be a great idea to have one because I felt it would be an educational experience for both myself and members of all ages in the community. When researching into the financial aspect of it, I discovered that a greenhouse was not exactly feasible at this time."
"Then when talking to Doug and Gabe at the West Virginia District Key Club Convention, we brainstormed an alternative---a compost station? Then we got to talking to Waste Management and that led to us being awarded the Think Green Grant for $3,500. We will be keeping two-thirds of the grant, while another third will be provided for The Power of Produce Stand at the Bridgeport Farmer’s Market,” said Nate.
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