Nicholas County Water Festival Set for April 17


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (April 10, 2019) – Over 220 fifth-grade students from Nicholas County will participate in the annual Nicholas County Water Festival on Wednesday, April 17 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Carnifex Ferry State Park in Summersville. The event is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Watershed Improvement Branch, Project WET, and the National Park Service.

Students will learn about mussels, stream bugs, and other aquatic life and habitats, as well as the water cycle, stormwater and pollution, and water safety. Presenters include the WVDEP’s Youth Environmental Program, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, Concord University’s Education Program, and the Army Corps of Engineers.

For more information, contact Jennifer Liddle with the WVDEP’s Watershed Improvement Branch at 304-514-4465 or

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Casey Korbini