The West Virginia
Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) is now accepting registrations
for the Adopt-A-Highway Spring Statewide Cleanup set for Saturday, April 27.
Volunteers have until April 19th to register.
Co-sponsored by the WVDEP and the state Division of Highways, the
Adopt-A-Highway program is administered by the WVDEP’s Rehabilitation
Environmental Action Plan (REAP), and improves the quality of the state’s
environment by encouraging public involvement in the elimination of highway
Individuals, families, churches, businesses, schools, civic organizations,
government agencies and communities can register to pick up trash on almost any
state-maintained road, back road or main route. Private roads and interstate
highways cannot be adopted.
The Adopt-A-Highway program provides garbage bags, work gloves and safety vests
to volunteers, and takes care of disposing of collected trash. Volunteers must
be at least 12 years old to participate. The Adopt-A-Spot program is designed
for children younger than 12 to participate.
More than 4,000 volunteers turned out for the 2018 Adopt-A-Highway spring
cleanup and cleared over 1,500 miles of West Virginia roadways. Since the
program’s inception in 1988, state citizens have cleaned up close to 70,000
miles of state highways and roads during annual spring and fall Adopt-A-Highway
To register, call 1-800-322-5530 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you reach the REAP voicemail, please leave
your ID, phone number, group name, date of cleanup, number of participants and
the county where your adopted road is located.
For more WVDEP news and
information, go to www.dep.wv.gov. Also, connect with the agency on
all social media platforms. Follow @DEPWV on Twitter, Like us on Facebook
at https://www.facebook.com/depwv/, and find us on YouTube by
searching “Environment Matters.”