Springville Journal – Two articles

WVDP partners with Boy Scout Troop to ‘Adopt‐A‐Highway’

June 23, 2022 – The Department of Energy and cleanup contractor CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley partnered with Boy Scout Troop 643 and Cattaraugus County Department of Public Works’ Adopt‐A‐Highway Program to clean up Thornwood Drive in West Valley, sponsored by the West Valley Demonstration Project.

Boy Scout 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,” Adam Fischer said, 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.”

Charging the Future: Need grows for electric vehicle services as state pushes forward on climate plan

The state has set a high bar in its goals for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. In an effort to reach its goal of eliminating nearly half of all emissions before the next decade, gasoline‐powered vehicles will no longer be sold in New York by 2035. Electricity is the wave of the future when it comes to heating our homes, cooking our food and powering our vehicles.

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