CHARLESTON, W.Va. (March 13, 2019) – The West Virginia
Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Rehabilitation Environmental Action
Plan (REAP) Make-It-Shine Program will hold its annual Earth Day celebration
Tuesday, April 23 at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia
in Charleston. The event is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Approximately 20 educational displays and
activities promoting Earth Day, environmental education, resource conservation
and environmental stewardship will be available to individuals and school
groups. Exhibitors will include federal, state and local agencies, as well as
environmental groups. More than 300 students are expected to attend this year’s
Exhibitors will include WVDEP’s Watershed
Assessment Branch, Youth Environmental Program, Division of Air Quality and
Mobile Aquarium. Also expected are the West Virginia American Water Company, the
Three Rivers Avian Center, the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, the
National Weather Service and the REAP Recycling Program.
All public is welcome to attend the Earth Day
celebration. To register a school group to attend or for more information
regarding this event, please call REAP coordinator Travis Cooper at
304-926-0499 ext. 1117, or by e-mail at Travis.L.Cooper@wv.gov.
For more WVDEP news and
information, go to www.dep.wv.gov. Also, connect with the agency on
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