FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 4, 2011
Glenville, WV–On Saturday, April 9, 2011 the sisters of Glenville State College’s Chi Zeta Pi sorority will be spearheading the city of Glenville’s “WV Make it Shine” Clean-Up. This is one of 113 projects which will take place around the state in the annual West Virginia Make it Shine Statewide Cleanup. This two-week program begins on Friday, April 1 and runs through April 15.
The annual event is jointly sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Protection and the state Division of Highways. Last year, more than 3,000 West Virginians participated in the cleanup and removed close to 190 tons of litter and over 3,000 discarded tires from our state’s landscape.
This year, at least one cleanup is scheduled in each of the state’s 55 counties.
In the Glenville community, volunteers will be cleaning up trash around town and will specifically focus their efforts on an illegal dump site below College Street/ “College Boulevard”. Volunteers will meet at City Hall at 10:00am. All those interested in participating are encouraged to stop by that morning or contact Mayor Allman at (304) 462-8040.
The Make It Shine program provides resources such as cleanup materials, waste hauling and landfill fees to community groups volunteering to conduct litter cleanups on state streams or public lands.
“This is the perfect opportunity for West Virginians to show their pride in their state and to do their part in helping to make West Virginia the cleanest and most beautiful state in the nation,” Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said. “The many volunteers who take time out of their busy schedules to pick up unsightly litter across West Virginia are one of a number of examples of how our citizens are committed to keeping our state beautiful for all to enjoy.”
For more information, contact Make It Shine Coordinator Travis Cooper at 1-800-322-5530 or by email at Travis.L.Cooper@wv.gov