WVDEP’s REAP Now Accepting Teacher of the Year Award Nominations


CHARLESTON, WV – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Make-It-Shine Environmental Teacher of the Year Award. Award recipients will be honored at the West Virginia Solid Waste Authority’s/REAP’s Annual Awards Banquet on Oct. 21 at Canaan Valley Resort in Tucker County.

Winners will be chosen in the elementary, middle and high school levels, with each winner receiving a $500 personal award, a $1,000 award to be used in promoting STEM programs and a one-night stay at Canaan Valley Resort to receive their award.

For eligibility requirements, or to nominate yourself or a fellow educator, applications are available at The application deadline is Friday, Sept. 13.

For more information, contact Make It Shine Coordinator Joshua Hamrick at or 1-800-322-5530.

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