CHARLESTON, W.Va. (August 15, 2018) – The 29th annual Great Kanawha River Cleanup, sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), is set for Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Cleanup sites include Winfield Beach, St. Albans Roadside Park, the South Charleston boat ramp, and Kanawha Falls at Glen Ferris. Other sites could be added as the event date approaches.
Those wishing to volunteer for this year’s cleanup should register with the WVDEP so enough supplies can be obtained for each cleanup location. The WVDEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) will supply bags and gloves for volunteers and will arrange for trash to be hauled away. All volunteers also will receive a T-shirt. To volunteer or suggest a cleanup location, contact the WVDEP’s Terry Carrington at 304-926-0499 ext. 1359 or by email at Terry.R.Carrington@wv.gov.
The 2017 Great Kanawha River Cleanup focused the efforts of more than 60 volunteers who collected nearly two tons of debris and more than a dozen tires from sites in three counties.