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Volunteers Sought for Little Coal River Cleanup This Weekend

Little Coal River

West Virginia environmental officials are looking for volunteers to clean up Little Coal River.

The Department of Environmental Protection says the Little Coal River cleanup will start Saturday morning in the Julian area. The river there is littered with an estimated 400 tires.

One group will begin cleaning up tires at 10 a.m. along a shallow one-mile stretch between the Route 3 Julian Bridge and Horse Creek/White Road.

Another group will depart on kayaks from Donald Kuhn Juvenile Center and deposit trash and tires in drop-off points. Volunteers should drop off their boats near the Juvenile Center by 9:30 a.m.

It’s recommended to wear old clothes and bring creek-wading shoes, extra clothes, tools to pry out tires and a snack.