MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) and Department of Transportation (DOT) will host the annual Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Appreciation Day Picnic on Saturday, August 5 at Lakeview Resort in Monongalia County.
Adopt-A-Highway volunteers remove more than 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.
Festivities begin at 9:00 a.m. with bingo, basket weaving, children’s games, and other activities. Participants may get their portrait drawn by a caricature artist and have their face painted.
Volunteers will be served lunch catered by Lakeview at noon. Afternoon activities include presentation of the Annual Adopt-A-Highway Awards and announcement of the 2017 Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer of the Year. Volunteers who have served 10, 15, 20, and 25 years with Adopt-A-Highway will receive lapel pins and a special Adopt-A-Highway safety vest imprinted with the number of years they have volunteered.