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DEP Present Clean Community, Clean County Awards

The Brooke County Review of Wellsburg, West Virginia

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Seven West Virginia communities and two counties that went above and beyond in their cleanup and beautification efforts have been recognized by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection's Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) for environmental stewardship in 2015.

The DEP's Make It Shine Program award recipients of the Clean Community Awards included Wellsburg and Beech Bottom.

Each community will receive two road signs designating that municipality f as a clean community. As the grand prize winner, Fayetteville will also receive $500 to apply toward additional cleanup and beautification projects.

Clean Community Awards are presented annually. Each application is judged in several categories — including cleanup, recycling, youth participation and beautification efforts.

The DEP has also recognized Berkeley and Braxton counties with 2015 Clean County Awards. Berkeley County was the grand prize winner, which means the Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority will receive $2,000 to put toward cleanups and other projects. As runner-up, the Braxton County Solid Waste Authority will receive $1,000 for such projects.

Clean County Awards are presented annually to county solid waste authorities that promote environmental stewardship through cleanups, outreach and law enforcement.

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Original Publication Date: November 6, 2015

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