Through the Adopt-A Highway Program, Mon Power employees remove more than 5,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from Route 20
FAIRMONT, W.Va., May 3, 2023 /PRNewswire/ – Employee volunteers of FirstEnergy’s (NYSE FE) Mon Power subsidiary are leading the way in protecting the environment. Since 2021, they have collected over 5,000 pounds litter on the road that leads to their headquarters. Harrison Power Station.
You can also find out more about us on our website. West Virginia’s Mon Power’s employees adopt a highway and maintain Route 20. Haywood, West VirginiaThe stretches for about one mile in both directions Harrison Power Station main gate. Members of the plant’s sustainability team recently gathered for a clean-up event along Route 20– their fifth effort since joining the Adopt-A-Highway program in 2021. Nine volunteers collected 21 bags full of trash, and two bags with recyclable materials.
This event demonstrates our commitment to protect the environment, while also bringing benefits to the communities where we live and work. By reducing litter on our local roads, this event will benefit the communities. Jessica ShafferFirstEnergy environmental scientist who organized this cleanup effort. Since our first cleanup event in 2021, nearly 5,000 pounds worth of trash has been removed from the road that leads to our facility.
The West Virginia Adopt-A-Highway Program, established in the late 80s, was created to encourage residents to protect the planet by eliminating road litter. The program’s goal is to raise public awareness about the negative consequences of littering and to serve as a tool for education. The program is sponsored by West Virginia’s Division of Highways, Department of Environmental Protection
FirstEnergy, Mon Power, and state park systems support tree planting events and other sustainable practices through partnerships with garden clubs, recycling groups, schools, and other environmental focused organizations. This is part of FirstEnergy’s commitment to a sustainable and brighter future.
Please visit FirstEnergy to learn more about the company’s environmental and corporate commitment efforts. www.fecorporateresponsibility.com.
Mon Power has about 396,000 clients in 34 counties. West Virginia counties. Follow Mon Power on mon-power.com. on Twitter @MonPowerWVYou can also find us on Facebook facebook.com/MonPowerWV.
FirstEnergy values integrity, safety and reliability. The 10 electric distribution firms form one of America’s largest, investor-owned electric systems. Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, MarylYou can also find out more about the following: and New York. The transmission subsidiaries of the company operate about 24,000 miles in transmission lines connecting the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic region. Follow FirstEnergy at www.firstenergycorp.com Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.
Editor’s Note: Download photos of Mon Power employees cleaning Route 20 along with trash. Flickr.
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