WVDEP's Great Kanawha River Cleanup Set for Sept. 7


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (August 15, 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, is set for Saturday, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon.


Cleanup sites include Winfield Beach, 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 location. REAP will supply bags and gloves for volunteers and arrange for trash to be hauled away. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt. To volunteer or suggest a cleanup location, contact Make It Shine coordinator Josh Hamrick at Joshua.R.Hamrick@wv.gov or at 1-800-322-5530.


The 2018 Great Kanawha River Cleanup focused the efforts of more than 65 volunteers, who spent more than 200 man-hours collecting nearly 1.5 tons of waste and six tires from sites in three counties.


For more WVDEP news and information, go to www.dep.wv.gov. Also, connect with the agency on all social media platforms. Follow @DEPWV on Twitter, Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/depwv/, and find us on YouTube by searching “Environment Matters.”


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Terry Fletcher
304-926-0499 ext. 1641