WVDEP hosting Nicholas County Water Festival Thursday


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Over 250 elementary students are expected to attend the return of the annual Nicholas County Water Festival set for Thursday at Carnifex State Park in Summersville.

The event is being hosted by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection's (WVDEP) Watershed Improvement Branch and the National Park Service, and sponsored by the Elk Conservation District.

Children will learn about a variety of water-related topics such as:

  • Water safety
  • Aquatic life
  • Soil and natural resources
  • Specialty crops
  • The Water Cycle
  • Watersheds
  • Water quality; and
  • Creating clean drinking water

Presenters include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the West Virginia Conservation Agency, the state Department of Agriculture, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, the National Park Service, West Virginia American Water, and the WVDEP's Watershed Assessment Branch.

For more information about the festival, contact​ Jennifer Liddle with the WVDEP's Watershed Improvement Branch at 304-574-4462 or Jennifer.D.Liddle@wv.gov.

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Terry Fletcher
304-926-0499 ext. 49720