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Several areas in West Virginia were recently recognized by the state Department of Environmental Protection for environmental stewardship in 2012.

The DEP's Make it Shine Program has given Clean Community Awards to New Cumberland in Hancock County; Camden-on-Gauley in Webster County; Odd in Raleigh County; and the Village of Beech Bottom in Brooke County.

Beech Bottom, in the Northern Panhandle, was selected the grand prize winner, and the community will receive $500 to apply toward future cleanup or beautification projects.

Clean Community Awards are given annual. Each municipality's application is judged in several categories, including cleanup, recycling, youth participation and beautification.

The DEP also recognized Putnam County with a 2012 Clean County Award. The Putnam County Solid Waste Authority will receive $2,000 for cleanup or other projects.

Clean County Awards are given annual to county solid waste authorities that promote environmental stewardship through cleanups, outreach and law enforcement.

"As always, we are excited and pleased to recognize the outstanding efforts of these communities and counties," Danny Haught, chief of the DEP's Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan program, said in a news release. "Their strong commitment to improving their communities and the environment is a model all of West Virginia can follow."

Contact Travis Cooper at 1-800-322-5540 or Travis.L.Cooper@wv.gov for details about the programs.