Youth Environmental Conference
The inaugural Youth Environmental Conference was held in 1976 in Beckley. The YEC is a weekend conference in the fall filled with field trips and environmental activities geared toward youth between the ages of 13 and 18. The participants attend environmental workshops on subjects such as recycling, clean water, wildlife, etc.
The 2019 conference was hosted in September by Hawks Nest State Park in Fayette County. Conference participants visited the Canyon Rim Visitors Center, Fayette Station and Adventures on the Gorge. Below are photos from the 2019 conference, including pictures of the recycling craft winners.
The 2020 conference is scheduled for Oct. 2-4 at Twin Falls State Park.