River Cleanup Planned for Logan County

9/16/2016
MAN, W.Va. – Volunteers are being sought for a Sept. 24 cleanup of a stretch of the Guyandotte River in Logan County. The event is being organized by the Office of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection in conjunction with the Human Resource Development Foundation, the Logan County Commission and the local Solid Waste Authority.

The cleanup, which would be in the vicinity of Three Mile Curve near Man, is planned for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Drinking water will be available, and there will be refreshments for volunteers following the event.

Volunteers are asked to wear shoes they don’t mind getting wet, or waders if available, and appropriate clothing for trudging along a river bank and/or climbing in and out of a boat. Bug spray is also recommended, as is a change of clothes.

To register to help with the cleanup, or for more information, contact Sandy Rogers of the DEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Group (REAP) at 304-926-0499, ext. 1004, or Sandra.D.Rogers@wv.gov. Volunteers may also register the day of the event, starting at 8:30 a.m., at the Ralph R. Willis Career & Technical Center gazebo. Forms will be provided for anyone who wishes to receive community service hours.

For more DEP news and information, go to For more DEP news and information, go to For more DEP news and information, go to For more DEP news and information, go to www.dep.wv.gov. Also, be sure to connect with the agency on all social media platforms. Follow @DEPWV on Twitter and find us on YouTube by searching “Environment Matters.” For specific information about our REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan), West Virginia Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), West Virginia Watershed Improvement Branch, Youth Environmental Program and Human Resources initiatives, connect on Facebook.

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Contact:

Kelley Gillenwater
304-926-0499, ext. 1331
kelley.j.gillenwater@wv.gov
 

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