WVDEP’s REAP Now Accepting Teacher of the Year Award Nominations


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (August 21, 2019) – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Make-It-Shine Environmental Teacher of the Year Award. Award recipients will be honored at the West Virginia Solid Waste Authority’s/REAP’s Annual Awards Banquet on Oct. 21 at Canaan Valley Resort in Tucker County. 

Winners will be chosen in the elementary, middle and high school levels, with each winner receiving a $500 personal award, a $1,000 award to be used in promoting STEM programs and a one-night stay at Canaan Valley Resort to receive their award. 


For eligibility requirements, or to nominate yourself or a fellow educator, applications are available at https://dep.wv.gov/environmental-advocate/reap/wvmis/Pages/default.aspx. The application deadline is Friday, Sept. 13.


For more information, contact Make It Shine Coordinator Joshua Hamrick at Joshua.R.Hamrick@wv.gov or 1-800-322-5530.


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Terry Fletcher
304-926-0499 ext. 1641