Corning Rotary Celebrates Earth Day with Friends of the Chemung River Watershed

CORNING, NY — The Corning Rotary Club partnered with the Friends of the Chemung River Watershed (FCRW) to celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up a section of the Chemung River between the Benjamin Patterson Bridge and the Bridge Street Bridge in Corning Saturday, April 17. The Corning Rotary Club also donated $500 to the FCRW to commemorate the day.

The initiative is aligned with Rotary International’s newly added Environmental focus area and will become an annual activity for the Corning Rotary Club.

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Corning Rotarians met representatives from Friends of the Chemung River Watershed (FCRW) at Wegmans parking lot in Corning to volunteer for Earth Day.  From left:  FCRW intern Ethan Cantin, Executive Director (ED) Emily J. Marino, Rotarian Stacy Ward and daughter Sofia Ward, FCRW Board Member Bill Tanner, FCRW Board Member Rip Doud, Rotarians Dale Wexell, Pauline Emery, Tom O’Brien. Present, but not pictured:  Rotarians Yumiko Akiba, John Brown, Andy Rochester, Former ED & FCRW volunteer Jim Pfiffer.