CHARLESTON, W.Va. – On Jan. 2, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) and West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will accept donated Christmas trees that will be repurposed as fish habitat in lakes and rivers.
Trees will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Capitol Market in Charleston.
Any size tree will be accepted, provided that it is a real tree. All lights, ornaments, and tinsel must be removed before the tree is donated.
This year donated trees will be used for fish habitat in Stonecoal Lake, Burnsville Lake, Big Ditch Lake, and Tygart Lake.
Those who donate trees can sign up to win one of several prizes. One prize packet is two all-day lift tickets, ski rental, and a ski lesson at Winterplace Ski Resort. Canaan Valley Resort has donated 18 holes of golf for four people. Other prizes include three one-night stays at Chief Logan State Park and a $25 gift certificate to Capitol Market.