A group of volunteers celebrated Earth Day Monday afternoon in Bridgeport by cleaning up the North Central West Virginia Airport.
This annual cleanup was previously held by Bombardier, who expanded it to include the airport last year. Volunteers picked up garbage all over the airport’s grounds and were then served pizza provided by Domino’s for their efforts.
Airport director Rick Rock said he enjoys these events because they help make West Virginia more appealing to people from other areas.
“We want to put our best foot forward, so it’s very important. When people come here to visit our state, when they come in, we don’t want them to look around and see that we don’t take care of our surroundings, so it’s very important to put our best foot forward and hopefully there won’t be as much trash as there has been,” said Rock.
Earth Day is observed worldwide and is focused on making efforts to preserve the environment.