Wayne National Forest Hosting Beautification Event

By
Steffany Hiett

Dateline
Updated Tue, Apr 3, 2012 3:12 pm

A Southeast Ohio national forest is taking part in an effort to keep the region clean.   

The Wayne National Forest is hosting the kickoff of the Ohio Department of Transportation's State Roadway Cleanup.
 
The event is a part of the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest annual community improvement program.  According to the Keep America Beautiful website, the 2011 Great American Cleanup involved 16,500 communities and 30,600 events across the country.
 
ODOT, Keep Southeast Ohio Beautiful and Keep Ohio Beautiful are combining this year to pick up litter, recyclables and debris on US Highway 33 in Athens County and roadways in Lawrence County.
 
For the first time in Ohio, single-stream recycling is being used during this event to recycle much of the litter picked up by volunteers.
 
The cleanup will take place on April 14 at 9 a.m.
 
Volunteers are asked to meet at the Wayne National Forest Headquarters at 8:30 a.m.
 
Event organizers for the Great American Cleanup invite area groups, businesses and organizations to join in this event by pre-registering online.
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