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News Release: March 19, 2013

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Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 957-9365 hoy.r.murphy@wv.gov


Dillard Price, Assistant Superintendnet, 304-528-5794, beechforksp@wv.gov 

Beech Fork State Park Takes a Shining To Volunteer Assistance April 6

            BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. – The 5th annual Spring Clean-up Weekend at Beech Fork State Park is scheduled for Saturday April 6.  This “Make It Shine” one-day event begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at 5 p.m. It is one of many volunteer clean-up events in West Virginia sponsored in part by the WV Department of Environmental Resources and the WV Division of Highways.

            “We appreciate other state agencies’ assistance, but everyone agrees it’s the volunteers who come to work for a day that make the big difference,” said Dillard Price, assistant superintendent.  

            Various areas are designated for clean-up work and volunteers must register to participate. Individuals pre-registered and working on Saturday are extended a weekend of camping on April 5-6, or they can elect to work on Saturday and take the two night camping option at another time.

                “Folks young and not so young, families, and groups sign up to help Beech Fork State Park. It is work, but the day is as enjoyable as it is productive,” Price said. More than 50 tons of refuse and tires have been removed over the past four clean-up events. Volunteers on Saturday enjoy lunch as part of the event. Participants should wear boots and appropriate work clothing for weather conditions. Restrooms are onsite. The event is rain or shine.

            The registration form is posted online at www.beechforksp.com, click Events/Deals or call 304-528-5794 for the registration form.