Volunteers across the state are rallying to improve their local parks, public spaces, waterways, hiking trails, sidewalks and streets by participating in the Department of Environmental Protection’s WV Make It Shine Statewide Cleanup, which takes place Apr. 1 through Apr. 14.
The City of Lewisburg will kick-off its activities with cleanup on Monday, Apr. 14 at 10 a.m. at the Center Green Space downtown. To volunteer, call 304-645-1833.
The City of Lewisburg’s WV Make It Shine activities are part of a larger national effort, Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup, that is expected to involve close to 3 million people. Activities will include beautifying parks and recreation areas, cleaning seashores and waterways, handling recycling collections, picking up litter and removing scrap tires, planting trees and flowers, and conducting educational programs and litter-free events.
The 2013 WV Make It Shine Statewide Cleanup produced phenomenal results with over 400,000 pounds of litter and debris collected by more than 6,000 volunteers. The hard working volunteers were also able to clean 134 miles of streams and 340 acres of parkland.
The WV Make It Shine program is part of the Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan initiative under the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. All of West Virginia’s volunteer-driven cleanup programs fall under REAP – The Next Generation.