WVDEP to host Earth Day celebration at the Clay Center

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 event.

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 contact Travis Cooper with the REAP program 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 all social media platforms. Follow @DEPWV on Twitter, Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/depwv/, and find us on YouTube at Environment Matters.

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