The WV Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) is accepting registrations for the Adopt-A-Highway Fall Statewide Cleanup, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24.
Co-sponsored by the WVDEP, the West Virginia Division of Highways, and the Governor’s Day To Serve Program, the Adopt-A-Highway program is administered by the DEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP). Its goals include improving the quality of the state’s environment by encouraging public involvement in the elimination of highway litter.
Individuals, families, churches, businesses, schools, civic organizations, government agencies, and communities can 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 handles disposal of collected trash.
To register, call 1-800-322-5530 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you reach the REAP voicemail, please leave your name, phone number, group name, date of cleanup, number of participants, and the county where your adopted road is located. In addition, if you are not a registered group and are looking to sponsor a one-time clean up please leave your name and contact information.