MOORETOWN - A restoration project will be carried out in a joint venture between the Mooretown Restoration Committee and the Yellow Creek Watershed Restoration Coalition starting at 9 a.m. Saturday.
"This is to clean up illegal dump sites in the watershed district," said Virginia Glenn, an organizer of the event.
"My husband, Curt, and I have been cleaning up tires that are being dumped in this area as a family project for years." she said. "We want to get local high school youth and members of the Pony League ball team to assist with the venture. Maggie Corder and the watershed coalition have been asked to help."
Jefferson County Jim Branagan will block off Mooretown Hill for the day so only local traffic can get through, it was noted, making the work easier to accomplish.
"The young workers will descend over the hill and tie ropes on the tires. Then they will be pulled up by a winch on a four-wheeler. We may even use our Belgian horses to help do the pulling," Glenn said.
The Salem and Springfield trustees will dispose of the tires as a community project, according to Glenn.
"Curt and I have always wanted to have a project such as this to clean up the community. We will have everyone meet at the Mooretown Monument at 9 a.m. and have doughnuts and drinks," she said. "This will be be the start of our 2012 restoration projects. The next one is the Methodist Church Cemetery at Mooretown. We will put up a fence, clean and reset stones there. I think the Jefferson County Genealogy Society will be helping with this one. My great-great-grandparents are buried there," Glenn explained.
Mooretown Hill is located on county Road 54, seven miles from state Route 43.