CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Volunteers have been out in West Virginia cleaning up the state's roadways and landscape.
This spring, more than 8,500 volunteers removed 489 tons (443 metric tons) of litter, the state Department of Environmental Protection said.
The agency's Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan administers the Make It Shine program in April and May's Adopt-A-Highway cleanup.
About 170 volunteer groups participated in Make It Shine, cleaning 737 acres (298 hectares) of public lands and 46 miles (74 kilometers) of streams. For the Adopt-A-Highway program, 412 volunteer groups removed trash and tires from 1,081 miles (1,739 kilometers) of state roadways.