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Outdoor Earth Day Celebration at WVU Parkersburg on April 22

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s student environmental group, the Ecohawks, is organizing an Earth Day celebration on Thursday, April 22, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., on the main campus’ walking trail. The event is free and open to the public.

A full day of family-friendly activities are planned. Children may make terrariums from recycled plastic bottles and pine cone bird feeders and meet Smokey Bear. A variety of flowers and vegetables will also be available for giveaways.

A bat house information station will be available and pre-made houses for sell. The West Virginia Division of Forestry and Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action group will also have stations with tree and plant identification guides and how individuals can use more environmentally sustainable products in their daily lives.

The identification guides may be used on the college’s walking trail to classify wildlife.

“It is our duty to protect the world we share, its ecosystems and species,” said Valerie Keinath, Ecohawks advisor. “The Ecohawks hope to inspire and encourage others to give back to the planet and preserve its beauty, and in return, humanity.”

Sandwiches, fruits, vegetables and other refreshments will be available for purchase and follow
COVID-19 and health department guidelines. All will be provided in Earth-friendly compostable containers.

All attendees are asked to follow the college’s health and safety guidelines, including wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.

For more information, contact Valerie Keinath at or 304-424-8327.