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Adopt-A-Highway taking fall cleanup volunteers

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is accepting registration for the Sept. 29 Adopt-A-Highway Fall Statewide Cleanup. Volunteers have until Sept. 14 to register.

Co-sponsored by the DEP and the West Virginia Division of Highways, Adopt-A-Highway is administered by the DEP's Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan. Its goals include improving the quality of the environment by encouraging public involvement in the elimination of highway litter.

Individuals, families, churches, businesses, schools, civic organizations, government agencies and communities may register to pick up trash on almost any state-maintained road, back road or main route. Private roads and interstate highways cannot be adopted.

The Adopt-A-Highway program provides garbage bags, work gloves and safety vests to volunteers. The state also takes care of disposing of collected trash. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old to participate.

To register, call 800-322-5530 or email dep.aah@wv.gov. If you reach the REAP voicemail, leave your phone number, group name, date of cleanup, number of participants and the county where your adopted road is located.


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