LOGAN, W.Va. — 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 in April.
The City of Logan will kick off its activities with a week long clean up from April 18th to April 22nd. The event will end on Earth Day, April 22, with a tree planting ceremony in memory of Jim Frye.
The City of Logan Make It Shine activities are part of a larger national effort, Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup, which is expected to involve close to 3 million people. Activities will include beautifying parks and recreation areas, cleaning waterways, handling recycling line collections, picking up litter and removing scrap tires, planting trees and flowers and conducting educational programs and letter-free events.
The 2015 WV Make It Shine Statewide Cleanup produced phenomenal results with over 350,000 pounds of liter and debris collected by more than 4,500 volunteers.
The City of Logan City Clerk Amber Miller-Viars, applies for this grant every year, and this is the seventh year that it has been awarded.
“This year is extremely special because we have a very large beautification project organized with metal flowers and Lowe’s of Logan,” Viars said. “I am also very excited to do a tree planting ceremony to honor the memory of Jim Frye on Earth Day.”
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 clean up programs fall under the REAP initiative.
If your school, club, church or organization would like to get involved by volunteering, call Logan City Hall at 304-752-4044 by April 15th.