CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) is accepting registrations for the Adopt-A-Highway Fall Statewide Cleanup, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30.
Co-sponsored by the WVDEP, the WV Division of Highways, and the Governor’s Day To Serve Program, Adopt-A-Highway is administered by the WVDEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP). Its goals include improving the quality of our environment by encouraging public involvement in the elimination of highway litter.
Individuals, families, churches, businesses, schools, civic organizations, government agencies, and communities can register to pick up trash on almost any state-maintained road, back road, or main route. Private roads and interstate highways cannot be adopted. One time clean ups for groups are accepted for registration as well. Adopt-A-Highway is also a great and easy way to obtain Community Service hours.
The Adopt-A-Highway program provides garbage bags, work gloves, and safety vests to volunteers. The state also takes care of disposing of collected trash. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old to participate.
More than 4,800 volunteers turned out for the 2016 Adopt-A-Highway fall cleanup and cleared over 1,500 miles of West Virginia roadways. Since the program’s inception in 1988, state citizens have cleaned up close to 70,000 miles of state highways and roads during annual spring and fall Adopt-A-Highway events.
To register, call 1-800-322-5530 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you reach the REAP voicemail, please leave your name, phone number, group name, date of cleanup, number of participants, and the county where your adopted road is located. In addition, if you are not a registered group and are looking to sponsor a one-time clean up please leave your name and contact information.
(304) 926-0499 ext. 1335
The frequency of buying and selling items online has increased significantly over the last several years. What once was an in-person sale that was likely limited to your neighbors or other close members of your community, can now be completed with strangers from hundreds of miles away.
Because the Vienna Police Department and the City of Vienna recognize that while the overwhelming majority of online transactions occur without incident, in rare instances, these transactions have resulted in robberies, batteries, and thefts across the nation. The City of Vienna is committed to providing a secure exchange point for its community members and has recently established a “Safe Exchange Zone.”
The Safe Exchange Zone is an area where you can safely meet and complete online transactions, located in close proximity to the Vienna Police Department. The presence of officers and video recording equipment should help deter criminal activity and any other unintended consequences of your transaction.
Please help and spread the word to your local “Buy, Sell and Trade” Facebook group or other online community bulletin board service and help advocate for our fellow community members’ well-being.
The City of Vienna would like to guarantee safe and fair exchanges, but currently we can only encourage citizens to be safe and smart and meet in a public place. Instituting an Internet Purchase Safe Exchange Zone is a positive first step in providing a centralized meeting location for citizens of the community and one that can actually be actively promoted.
You can find the Safe Exchange Zone in the parking lot next to the Vienna Police Department, located to the rear of the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Building, and to the rear of the new shelter built in Spencer Park. It is marked by 2 parking signs that say “INTERNET PURCHASE SAFE EXCHANGE ZONE.” The Safe Exchange Zone is open to the public, and will be lit from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, 7 days a week. Here you can trade legal items, including internet sales, or even conduct child custody exchanges in a safe atmosphere promoted by our police-protected and camera-monitored environment. While no one can guarantee that every exchange will be event free, the City of Vienna and the Vienna Police Department is proud to help your exchanges be as safe and secure as is reasonably possible.
A “Gold Star Memorial” has been erected in the new “Spencer’s Landing” park facility in the City of Vienna. The memorial was established to honor and pay tribute to military veterans and their families. Spencer’s Landing (Old John Mansville site) is just located off of River Road in Vienna.
A portion of the memorial has been reserved for bricks that can be purchased to honor a family member, friend, or loved one, for their past or present military service. The cost of one brick is $25.00, which includes engraving and placement at the site.
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