Jenna Gatto August update

This was another busy month for the River Town Outreach Corps. We spent three full days working on the Point Marion Public Art Project, working on laying the Monongahela River and the Route 88 Bridge out in glass, cutting glass for the sky, filling in areas that had gaps, and fixing other areas where necessary. That’s not the only thing we did in Point Marion this month. We also worked in the park, clearing view corridors and removing invasive species.
This month was the first time I was on the radio with Buy Local Radio, and got to promote our towns and the activities going on within them. One of the biggest activities we had this month was California’s River Fest. To prepare for this day Samantha and I got to put on our waders and walk along the water cleaning up trash. At River Fest we had our own table to talk about our program, and we had time to listen to the bands and explore the other vendors that Marah brought into town for the event.
I worked two farmers markets in Scottdale with Buy Local. It was fun to see how they do their farmers markets and participate in the event. Plus, at the end I got to take home some fresh produce that was grown locally at a farm in Brownsville.
I was lucky enough to go home for a week this month as well. It was nice to go to the beach and catch up with friends and family. I spent time moving things at my parents house to make space for my sister to move back home, and got to reminisce about memories from my childhood and high school.
Now, as September starts our schedule barely has any free days in it. It will be the busiest month that we’ve had yet and I’m excited about the work we are doing.