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W.Va. Youth Environmental Day to mark milestone

May. 09, 2013 @ 09:10 AM

CAIRO, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is getting ready to mark the 50th anniversary of its Youth Environmental Day.

Officials say the annual event is being held May 18 at North Bend State Park in Cairo.

Youth group members will receive awards totaling more than $15,000 for their participation in litter cleanups, recycling drives, wildlife management and other community environmental projects.

Awards are made possible by donations from companies such as DuPont Washington Works.

Plant manager Karl Boelter says the youth environmental program inspires West Virginia’s young people to take an interest in the environment.



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