DEP now accepting applications for 2014 Make It Shine cleanup

Local - 1/28/2014 7:36 AM by Nadine Grimley
(Picture Courtesy: dep.wv.gov)

CHARLESTON - The state Department of Environmental Protection is accepting applications for the 2014 Make it Shine Statewide Cleanup.

The DEP and state Division of Highways sponsored the event that's held during the first two weeks of April.  Applications will be accepted until February 28th.  The program will provide materials, waste hauling, and landfill fees to community groups volunteering to conduct litter cleanups on state streams or public lands, including: parks, playgrounds, school grounds, and illegal dumps. 

Last year, more than 6,000 volunteers removed nearly 220 tons of litter and more than 1,500 tires.

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