CHARLESTON, W.Va. (September 3, 2019) – The
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Watershed
Improvement Branch (WIB) is hosting two water festivals in Kanawha County this
month. The festivals are for elementary school students and are designed to
promote awareness, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources.
The upcoming festivals are:
County Schools Water Festival: Thursday, Sept. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. at
Little Creek Park in South Charleston. The event is sponsored by the WVDEP’s
Project Water Education for Teachers (Project WET).
Water Festival: Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Albans City Park.
The event is sponsored by the WVDEP’s Project WET and the St. Albans Rainwater
Worx MS4 Program.
Students will learn about water conservation,
acid rain, stream health and ecology, macroinvertebrates, the importance of
stormwater, the water cycle, WV trout and snakes, and more. Presenters include
the WVDEP’s Youth Environmental Program, Save Our Streams Program, Watershed
Assessment Branch, and Division of Air Quality, along with the state Division
of Forestry, West Virginia American Water, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the
National Park Service.
For more information, contact Tomi Bergstrom
with the WVDEP’s WIB at 304-926-0499 ext. 1098 or at Tomi.M.Bergstrom@wv.gov.
For more WVDEP news and
information, go to www.dep.wv.gov. Also, connect with the agency on
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