Volunteers are gathering next month to help clean up the Kanawha River in Kanawha and Putnam counties.
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection said in a news release the event is being held from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 10. Cleanup sites are still being finalized.
Volunteers remove litter from the river's banks, collect and properly dispose of tons of trash each year. Last year, more than two tons of trash and about two dozen tires were collected in Glen Ferris, Magic Island, South Charleston, St. Albans and Winfield.
Volunteers should register by contacting Terry Carrington at Terry.R.Carrington@wv.gov or calling (304) 926-0499, ext. 1359.
Bags and gloves will be supplied, and the Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan will arrange for trash to be removed. Volunteers will receive free T-shirts.