June 16, 2022 – The Department of Energy (DOE) and cleanup contractor CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley partnered with Scouts BSA Troop 643 and Cattaraugus County Department of Public Works’ Adopt‐A‐Highway Program to cleanup Thornwood Drive in West Valley.
Sponsored by the West Valley Demonstration Project, Troop 643 worked with the County to adopt one mile of Thornwood Drive to enhance the attainment of a park‐like appearance on this roadway.
The troop has an agreement with the County to clean this section of Thornwood Drive a minimum of two times per year.
“Scouting helps to provide basic skills and promotes teamwork,” said Adam Fischer, Troop 643 scoutmaster. “However, this activity went beyond that by encouraging our youth to be environmental stewards in their community. In addition, it combined personal responsibility with a life‐long value.” Link to article