REAP- The Next Generation
The Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan strives to clean up West Virginia and rid the state of unsightly litter. The REAP- The Next Generation initiative harbors all of the state cleanup programs within the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. REAP is a powerful force in the campaign against illegal dumping and littering.
REAP focuses on cleanup efforts from both program staff and volunteers statewide. In a unique partnership, the program empowers citizens to take ownership of their communities by providing technical, financial, and resource assistance in cleanup efforts.
Volunteers Needed For Annual Great Kanawha River Clean-Up
The 27th Great Kanawha River Cleanup, sponsored by the West Virginia
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon
on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016.
Those wishing to volunteer for this year’s cleanup are urged to
register with the DEP so enough supplies can be obtained for each cleanup
location. The DEP’s REAP program (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan)
will supply bags and gloves for volunteers and will arrange for trash to be
hauled away. All volunteers will also receive free T-shirts for their efforts.
For more information or to register to volunteer, contact Terry
Carrington at Terry.R.Carrington@wv.gov
or call 304-926-0499, ext. 1359.
Adopt-A-Highway Statewide Cleanup
The Adopt-A-Highway Program will be having its annual Spring Statewide Cleanup on April 30th.
Everyone is encouraged to participate and Volunteers will receive a free gift. Please call 1-800-322-5531 by April 15th to register your group.
Free Day at the Landfill
Most public landfills in West Virginia will offer days where residents can bring their rubbish without having to pay tipping fees. For convienience, the WVDEP-REAP program has assembled a list of state landfills, along with contact information and scheduled free dumping days. Residents are advised to call in advance to confirm the landfill schedule, hours and limits on dumping.
The list of landfills and their free dumping days can be found here.
2016 Make-It-Shine Spring Cleanup
April 1-14, 2016
To register your group, or for more information, call 1-800-322-5530.
REAP In The News:
2016 Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Event
On Jan. 2, the West Virginia
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Rehabilitation Environmental
Action Plan (REAP) and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR)
accepted Christmas trees at the Capitol Market in Charleston to be repurposed
as fish habitat in lakes. This year’s event was extremely well
supported, resulting in the donation of approximately 1500 trees, which will be
used for fish habitat in Stonecoal Lake, Burnsville Lake, Big Ditch Lake, and
Individuals that donated trees were
able to register for a raffle of several prizes including a ski package for two
at Winterplace Ski Resort, a golf outing for four at Canaan Valley Resort,
three one-night stays at Chief Logan State Park and a $25 Capitol Market gift
Congratulations to our winners:
Winterplace ski package - Howard Harris, Canaan Valley golf outing - Sara
Raynes, Capitol Market Gift Certificate - Derek Alexander, overnight stays at
Chief Logan State Lodge - Nathan Collett, Joy Burns and Pam Nelson.
Recognition is deserved by all
sponsors and partners, but most importantly by the multitude of Christmas tree
donors. Thank you for spending part of your weekend to make this event a
WVDEP Awards $2.2 Million in Recycling Grants
Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman awarded grants totaling $2.2 million to 35 recipients in 26 counties through the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Program (REAP) Recycling Assistance Grants Program.
For full press release, click here
26th Great Kanawha River Cleanup Conducted
Saturday, September 5th, the West Virginia Department of Environmental
Protection’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action
Plan (REAP) sponsored the 26th Annual Great
Kanawha River Cleanup. Over 100 eager volunteers turned out to help clean up five sites
along the river from Gauley Bridge to Winfield, removing more
than two tons of litter and debris.
you want to be part of next year’s Great Kanawha River Cleanup,
or just learn more about REAP’s volunteer
programs, contact us at 1-800-322-5530 or by email at Terry.R.Carrington@wv.gov.
DEP Approves 23
Covered Electronic Device Recycling Grants
W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has approved
more than $177,000 in grant funding to 23 applicants for the Covered Electronic
Device (CED) Recycling Program.
Established in 2008 under the DEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan
(REAP), the CED program requires that manufacturers register their brands with
the state. The fees collected from this program allow counties and
municipalities to apply for CED grants to conduct electronic collection events
and support ongoing collection programs.
Click here for full press release
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