WVDEP to host two water festivals in Kanawha County

Elementary students to learn about water conservation, stewardship

 CHARLESTON, WV – 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:
Kanawha 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).

St. Albans 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.

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