Some agencies of West Virginia have found a creative way to use Christmas trees once the holiday celebrations are over. The agencies will collect the trees and use them to create fish habitat in river and lakes.
As per the agencies’ plan, the process of collecting trees will kick off at the start of 2016. At the Capitol Market in Charleston, used Christmas trees will be accepted on the second day of the New Year. Trees whose tinsel and lights are stripped off will be taken by the agency to repurpose them as a new home for fish in Burnsville Lake, Stonecoal Lake, Tygart Lake and Big Ditch Lake.
The plan to take donated trees includes efforts by state environmental and natural resources officials. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection released a statement where it said that donated Christmas will be a creative way to use them for creatures living in the state’s rivers and lakes.
People who want to donate their trees could visit Capitol in Market in Charleston on January 2 between 10 am and 2 pm. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and the DEP Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan have joined hands for the purpose.
As per the agencies, “Any size tree will be accepted, provided that it is a real tree. All lights, ornaments, and tinsel must be removed before the tree is donated”. Individuals who donate trees can also sign up to win one of several prizes.