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32nd annual Great Kanawha River Cleanup set for September 10th

The 32nd annual Great Kanawha River Cleanup, sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan’s (REAP) Make It Shine program, is set for Saturday, Sept. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Cleanup sites will be along the Kanawha River in Kanawha, Putnam, and Fayette counties. Those wishing to volunteer for this year’s cleanup should register with the WVDEP so enough supplies can be obtained for each location. REAP will supply bags and gloves for volunteers and arrange for trash to be hauled away. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt.

To volunteer or suggest a cleanup location, contact Make It Shine coordinator Chris Cartwright at [email protected] or at 1-800-322-5530.

The 2021 cleanup saw 59 volunteers that helped remove 1.94 tons of litter and 301 tires from 5 sites along the Kanawha River.

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