Water Festival Set For Sept. 14 at Marshall University


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – More than 260 elementary school students from Cabell and Putnam Counties will converge at Marshall University on September 14 to participate in the 4th Annual Marshall University Water Festival. The event will be at Buskirk Field from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Students attending the event will experience firsthand the importance of water for all water users. Students and educators will participate in a variety of activities designed to promote awareness, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources.

Eleven stations are designed and presented by the Watershed Improvement Branch, Division of Air Quality, and Watershed Assessment Branch of West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR), Marshall University, and West Virginia American Water to educate the children on the water cycle, water conservation, stream ecology, acid rain, and trout and other vertebrates that live in water. This all-encompassing event even includes the ‘Natural History of Snakes’ by WVDNR’s Jim Fregonara. Community support for the Marshall University Water Festival continues to grow. The event is sponsored by Marshall University and WVDEP.

For more DEP news and information, go to www.dep.wv.gov. Also, be sure to connect with the agency on all social media platforms. Follow @DEPWV on Twitter and find us on YouTube by searching “Environment Matters.” For specific information about our REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan), West Virginia Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), West Virginia Watershed Improvement Branch, Youth Environmental Program and Human Resources initiatives, connect on Facebook.


Jake Glance
(304) 926-0499 ext. 1335