WV Students Stock, Clean Streams with Help from Local Business,
The State Journal
1 April 2016
More than 35 Noble employees joined about 135 elementary, middle
and high school students from Marshall and Ohio counties at the
company's second annual Stocking and Cleaning the Streams event
Friday morning. The group partnered up to clean and stock a
four-mile stretch of Wheeling Creek, as well as Bear Rock Lake,
with nearly 5,000 pounds of trout raised at Indian Lake Fisheries
“We find it’s a great opportunity to give back to these
communities and be a part of these communities that we operate
within,” said RJ Moses, Noble’s Senior Operations Manager of the
Marcellus Business Unit. “We really wanted to think of a way to
give back to the community and better the environment and find a
project that really helps folks kind of learn about something.
“Really what it’s about here today is having a good time and
enjoying the outdoors, enjoying the environment (and) respecting
the environment,” Moses said.
Volunteers with Noble, Cabela’s, the West Virginia Division of
Natural Resources and the Wheeling Fraternal Order of Police were
also at Bear Rock Lake to teach students about fishing, various
species of native West Virginia trout, and the importance of being
good environmental stewards.
“These types of outside-the-classroom experiences leave a lasting
impression and help reinforce science material taught in the
classroom,” Woody Yoder, director of Curriculum and Instruction at
Marshall County Schools, said in a statement. “Through this
partnership, our students are learning the values of community
service and environmental conservation, as well as supplementing
classroom biology and physical science material with hands-on
learning. We’re grateful to partner with Noble Energy to provide
our students this unique experience.”
The students also went home with fishing poles donated by Cabela’s
and tackle boxes from the Fraternal Order of Police.
“It’s a great interaction, everyone loves the program,” said WVDNR
officer Steve Haines. “At the end of the day it’s a great program
for the kids.
“Also, it kind of brings science and what they’re learning in the
classroom to life here,” he added.