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Volunteers sought for Beech Fork Cleanup

Mar. 20, 2013 @ 10:35 PM

BARBOURSVILLE -- Volunteers are needed for the 5th annual Beech Fork State Park Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 6.

The event starts at 8 a.m. and continues through 5 p.m.at the park. The Make-It-Shine event is sponsored by West Virginia Department of Environmental Resources and the West Virginia Division of Highways.

"We appreciate other state agencies' assistance, but everyone agrees it's the volunteers who come to work for a day that make the big difference," Dillard Price, assistant superintendent, said in a release.

Various areas are designated for cleanup work and volunteers must register to participate. Individuals pre-registered and working on Saturday are extended a weekend of camping on April 5-6, or they can elect to work on Saturday and take the two night camping option at another time.

More than 50 tons of refuse and tires have been removed over the past four clean-up events. Volunteers on Saturday enjoy lunch as part of the event. Participants should wear boots and appropriate work clothing for weather conditions. Restrooms are onsite. The event is rain or shine.

The registration form is posted online at www.beechforksp.com, click Events/Deals or call 304-528-5794 for the registration form.