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More than 300 tons of litter collected in state

By The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Volunteers removed more than 300 tons of litter from across West Virginia this spring.

The state Department of Environmental Protection says more than 9,000 people participated in cleanups sponsored by the DEP and the Department of Transportation along roadways and streams.

The Make It Shine cleanup in April involved roadways, streams, trails and parks in every county. The collected trash included more than 2,400 discarded tires.

The Adopt-A-Highway cleanup in April involved 1,085 miles of West Virginia roadways.

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