CHARLESTON, W.Va. (September 13, 2019) – The
30th annual Great Kanawha River Cleanup, sponsored by the West
Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Rehabilitation
Environmental Action Plan’s (REAP) Make It Shine program, had another
successful year, removing 3.5 tons of litter and 361 tires from six sites along
the Kanawha River and its tributaries Saturday.
A total of 133 volunteers participated in this
year’s cleanup, picking up litter at Kanawha Falls, Krodel Park, Magic Island,
Rush Creek, Winfield Beach, and a 1.5 mile stretch of the Elk River – a
tributary into the Kanawha River.
Volunteers spent a total of 290 hours on the
cleanup. The Elk River site saw the greatest improvement, with 45 volunteers
collecting 2.13 tons of litter and 358 tires there alone.
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