West Virginia University at Parkersburg held its 2017 Earth Day Expo on Wednesday, April 19, in the College Activities Center. This annual event showcases local “green” resources and organizations and seeks to educate the community on problems and opportunities in our area.
Exhibitors included the Appalachian Renewable Energy Citizens Cooperative, Keep Wayne Wild, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, the Black Diamond Girl Scouts Council, and Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action, among others. WASPER recycling was present to accept glass, metal, plastic, fabric and electronics.
The West Virginia Division of Forestry held its ever-popular tree seedlings giveaway, while the WVU Parkersburg Ecohawks will be giving away packets of pollinator-friendly wildflower seeds.