19272 US Highway 431
Guntersville, AL 35976
RSVP office is located 1/2 mile north of the Hwy 431 bridge
Board of Directors:
Brad Kitchens,Vice Chair
Patrick Smith, Treasurer
Marshall County RSVP
Thursday, April 22
April 18 -24, 2021
Earth Day began in 1970 as an event to bring awareness of the harmful health, economic, emotional well-being, and safety impacts of pollution and litter. The seeds of stewardship planted over 50 years ago have grown into a month-long initiative in which we focus our energies on our environment and the things that we can do to make it better.
Whether you want to celebrate from home or out in nature, we have suggestions of how MCRSVP volunteers can preserve and protect our beautiful natural environment and make Earth Day Every Day.
- Adopt your neighborhood or another area for litter pickup. Even 15 minutes spent removing unsightly litter and debris can greatly improve our community’s appearance. Marshall County RSVP will provide litter pickup supplies to any of our volunteers who would like to assist this month and beyond while supplies last. Litter cleanup supplies will be available for curbside pickup at RSVP on Monday, April 19 from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm. After Monday, call to arrange a time to pickup supplies.
- Marshall County PALS Don’t Drop It on Alabama Cleanup on the campus of DAR in Grant, AL on April 16 from 8 am to noon. Call (256) 582-1918 for more information.
- Recycling Makes Sense because it makes Cents. Trash bags have become increasingly pricey and recycling can reduce your household garbage by over 50%. Some of our local municipalities have their own curbside recycling pickup and drop-off stations that provide recycling bags free of charge. MCRSVP has blue bags for recyclables ONLY and a drop-off recycling receptacle near our side entrance as do many of our county district shops. Please be sure to only include recyclable items accepted by our local recycling center and no used tissues, paper towels or needles/syringes. Give any tin or plastics soiled by food or beverage residues a quick rinse before tossing them into recycling. Please be sure to bag and tie off any items that are places in outdoor receptacles so that loose items won’t be scattered by the wind. Volunteers should report hours recycling whether drop-off or city residential pickup. You can get at least an hour a week for engaging in environmental service.
- Use your smart phones, web cams, etc. to record yourselves reading children’s picture books that promote sustainability and recycling for our Virtual Reading Buddies Program. Our local public libraries have great selections of books ranging from Michael Recycle to The Lorax, and Fancy Nancy: Every day is Earth Day. Please upload recordings to Marshall County RSVP Facebook Page as a private message or email files through our Contact Us
Plant trees, and vegetable and container gardens to increase oxygen levels and reduc
e air pollution.Planting native plants and pollinators is crucial to the survival of bees, Monarch butterflies (milkweed), and other endangered species that are vital to the ecological food chain and agriculture.
- Please contain loose debris in truck beds with a tarp to prevent dangerous and unattractive highway litter.
- Keep gloves, liter picker, and garbage bags in your trunk to make it more convenient to spend your spare moments tidying up when you come across community litter. Having a few bags also comes in handy if you on a picnic or other event and the park trash cans are full.
- Keep a few grocery bags in your glove compartments to contain and dispose of car trash.
- The Lake Guntersville Chamber of Commerce is having a free Shred Day on April 29 so that your private documents can be recycled safely rather than being burnt or put in a landfill.
- Keep supplies contained in your boat to collect waste and recycling or any lake litter you may encounter.
- Join our Water Watch Program that monitors water quality.
We appreciate your efforts to keep Marshall County vibrant and attractive. Please record and report your hours if your engage in any of these or other activities throughout the year.
THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEERS!
There’s one thing you can count on when Alabama faces a crisis,folks will reach out to help one another. RSVP volunteers are the best!
The Marshall County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program:
- Enables men and women to contribute the talents and skills learned over a lifetime to their communities through volunteer service which
- Enhances the lives of the volunteers and those whom they serve and
- Provides communities with valuable service that impact community needs.