West Virginia Youth Environmental Day canceled


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (March 30, 2020) – West Virginia’s Youth Environmental Day, scheduled for May 16 at North Bend State Park, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This would have marked the 57th consecutive year for the event, first held in 1964 at Holley River State Park.


Youth Environmental Day is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Youth Environmental Program (YEP) and annually attracts hundreds of 4-H club and scout troop members, school groups and their families to North Bend in Ritchie County. During the event, young West Virginians are recognized for the outstanding projects they have completed throughout the year that benefit the state’s environment and their communities.


YEP Director Annette Hoskins said youth projects will still be judged and winners recognized but details have yet to be worked out for that process. More than $15,000 in cash awards is annually presented to winners.


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Terry Fletcher
304-926-0499 ext. 49720