CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Jan. 24, 2020) – Applications
are now available for the 2020 West Virginia Make It Shine Spring Statewide
Cleanup. This annual event is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental
Protection’s (WVDEP) Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP).
During the first two weeks of April, the WV Make
It Shine Program will provide resources such as cleanup materials, waste
hauling and landfill fees to community groups volunteering to conduct litter
cleanups on state streams or public lands.
More than 4,300 state citizens participated in
last year’s statewide cleanup. These volunteers removed nearly 180 tons of
litter, including over 2,000 tires, from West Virginia’s landscape.
For those wishing to participate, the
application deadline is March 1, 2020. Applications are available on the WV
Make It Shine webpage, or by contacting Joshua Hamrick, WV Make It Shine Coordinator,
at Joshua.R.Hamrick@wv.gov or by
phone at 1-800-322-5530.
This event is completely dependent upon
volunteers, so sign up today and help make West Virginia shine!
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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