CHARLESTON, W.Va. (June 19, 2018) – The Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Appreciation Day Picnic will take place on Saturday, August 4 at Stonewall Resort in Lewis County.
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) will host the daylong celebration of volunteers who pick up litter along West Virginia highways. Festivities begin at 9:00 a.m. with bingo, basket weaving, children’s games, face painting, and other activities.
Volunteers will be served lunch catered by Stonewall at noon. Afternoon activities include presentation of the Annual Adopt-A-Highway Awards and announcement of the 2018 Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer of the Year. Volunteers with 10, 15, 20, and 25 years of service will receive lapel pins and a special Adopt-A-Highway safety vest imprinted with the number of years they have volunteered.
Adopt-A-Highway volunteers remove over four million pounds of trash from state highways each year. They recycle about 10,000 pounds of glass, 5,000 pounds of plastic, and 8,000 pounds of aluminum each year. Currently more than 40,000 volunteers representing approximately 1,400 organizations keep more than 3,300 miles of West Virginia roads litter free.
If you are an AAH volunteer and interested in attending please call 1-800-322-5530 by July 20.