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Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Appreciation Day planned

CHARLESTON — The 30th annual Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Appreciation Day will take place on Saturday, Aug. 3, at Canaan Valley Resort in Tucker County.

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the state Department of Transportation will host the day-long celebration of volunteers who pick up litter along West Virginia highways.

The festivities begin at 9 a.m. with bingo, broom making, children’s games and other activities. Face-painting and a caricature artist will also be available.

Volunteers will be served lunch catered by the resort at noon. Afternoon activities include presentation of the annual AAH awards, including the 2019 AAH Volunteer of the Year. Volunteers with 10, 15, 20, and 25 years of service will receive lapel pins and a special AAH safety vest imprinted with the number of years that have participated.

AAH volunteers remove four million pounds of trash from state highways each year, while recycling 10,000 pounds of glass, 5,000 pounds of plastic and 8,000 pounds of aluminum. The AAH program currently has 40,000 volunteers representing over 1,400 organizations that keep more than 3,300 miles of West Virginia roads litter free.

For more WVDEP news and information, go to www.dep.wv.gov. Also, connect with the agency on all social media platforms. Follow @DEPWV on Twitter, like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/depwv/ and find us on YouTube at Environment Matters.

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