CHARLESTON, W.Va. (July 29, 2019) – The 30th
Annual Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) Volunteer Appreciation Day will take place on
Saturday, Aug. 3 at Canaan Valley Resort in Tucker County.
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) and the state
Department of Transportation (DOT) will host the day-long celebration of
volunteers who pick up litter along West Virginia highways.
The festivities begin at 9 a.m. with bingo, broom making, children's games, and
other activities. Face-painting and a caricature artist will also be available.
Volunteers will be served lunch catered by the resort at noon. Afternoon
activities include presentation of the annual AAH awards, including the 2019
AAH Volunteer of the Year. Volunteers with 10, 15, 20, and 25 years of service
will receive lapel pins and a special AAH safety vest imprinted with the number
of years that have participated.
AAH volunteers remove 4 million pounds of trash from state highways each year,
while recycling 10,000 pounds of glass, 5,000 pounds of plastic, and 8,000
pounds of aluminum. The AAH program currently has 40,000 volunteers
representing over 1,400 organizations that keep more than 3,300 miles of West
Virginia roads litter free.
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information, go to www.dep.wv.gov. Also, connect with the agency on
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