Generation Charleston, the Charleston Area Alliance’s young talent organization, is helping to ensure that the state’s highways and public lands are free of trash as part of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Make It Shine cleanup 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturday, April 22.
Generation Charleston members and friends will pick up litter along U.S. 119, off the Interstate 79 Mink Shoals exit to the entrance of Coonskin Park. Members will meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of the Sleep Inn, located at 2772 Pennsylvania Ave.
The Make It Shine Program is a comprehensive program aimed at making West Virginia the cleanest state in the nation. Throughout the state, groups of volunteers, businesses, community organizations and local governments are working to accomplish this goal.
“Last year, 5,000 West Virginia citizens took time to pick up unsightly trash along our streams and public lands and we’re hoping for another tremendous turnout this year,” said REAP Director Sandy Rogers. “Without our wonderful volunteers, this cleanup program would not be the success it is. Their tireless efforts are making West Virginia a better place to visit and live.”
The Make It Shine Program will provide resources such as cleanup materials, waste hauling, and landfill fees to groups volunteering to conduct litter cleanups. Last year’s cleanup removed nearly 190 tons of litter – including more than 2,000 tires and 250 appliances – from the state’s landscape.
For more information, contact Bradley Harris at 304-673-9230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.