Mestrovic insisted that some stretches of Big Wheeling Creek remind him of the beauty of the creeks in streams in southern West Virginia.

‘Make Wheeling Shine’ Event Set for April 7

The City of Wheeling is partnering with Williams Lea Tag to “Make Wheeling Shine” on Saturday, April 7. The cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. on Wheeling Creek, launching at Patterson Recreation Complex on Sycamore Avenue in Elm Grove and concluding at the Mount de Chantal Kroger.

The cleanup is open to any interested community members. Participants are advised to bring a lifejacket, canoe, kayak and/or hiking boots. Cleanup will take place both on and along the water, as some participants will float down Wheeling Creek and others will walk the banks to remove litter and debris. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s “Make it Shine” program is providing supplies for the cleanup as well as removal of the trash.

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“Williams Lea Tag is always looking for ways to give back to the community, and partnering with the City to clean up the creek will do just that,” said Jesse Mestrovic, director of Parks and Strategic Planning. “Recreation on Wheeling Creek continues to grow in popularity, and with the flooding behind us, Williams Lea Tag saw an opportunity to make an impact in a unique way.”

For information, email Mestrovic at or call 304-234-3655.