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Tomblin encourages residents to serve

Sep. 18, 2013 @ 11:00 PM

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Throughout the next two weeks, West Virginia state parks will offer opportunities for residents and visitors to take part in the Day to Serve initiative.

Last month, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin asked all West Virginians to volunteer at least one day between Sept. 15 and Sept. 29.

Opportunities to serve at state parks between now and Sept. 29 include:

Sept. 16-29 - Beech Fork State Park will accept donations of new and clean, gently used bath towels and wash cloths and take them to the Huntington City Mission.

Sept. 20 - Clean Up Cacapon Lake at Cacapon Resort State Park: volunteers will clean up trash and do general maintenance around the lake.

Sept. 21 - Cacapon Resort State Park: Restore the Piney Ridge Trail with volunteers helping record missing interpretative data from the trail as well as clean up.

Sept. 21 - Blackwater Falls State Park will sponsor its Trail Monitoring & Litter Patrol. Volunteers will receive park maps, trail assignments and equipment for gathering and disposing of trash along the park's trails. They also will identify trail needs for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing.

Sept. 26 - Blackwater Falls State Park will sponsor its Litter Patrol. Volunteers will clean up litter around Pendleton Lake and in the picnic areas and clean grills. Small trash bags and rubber gloves supplied.

Sept. 28 - Biking Skills Course Maintenance Day: Twin Falls State Park will be offering opportunities for volunteers to build or maintain mountain biking trails.

For more information, visit governor.wv.gov.

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