Applications are now available for the 2014 West Virginia Make It Shine Statewide Cleanup. The annual event is jointly sponsored by the Department of Environmental Protection and the Division of Highways.
During the first two weeks of April, the Make It Shine program will provide resources such as cleanup materials, waste hauling and landfill fees to community groups volunteering to conduct litter cleanups on state streams or public lands.
More than 6,000 West Virginia citizens participated in last year's statewide cleanup. These volunteers removed nearly 220 tons of litter and over 1,500 tires from West Virginia's landscape.
The application deadline for those wishing to participate this year is Feb. 28. Applications are available through contacting Travis Cooper of the Make It Shine Program at 1-800-322-5530, or by email at: Travis.L.Cooper@wv.gov. Applications may also be downloaded from the DEP's Web site: www.dep.wv.gov. Click on REAP under the Land Section on the homepage.