April 18, 2009WVU Parkersburg to host free Earth Day Celebration.
CONTACT: Dr. Phil McClung, professor of psychology, 304-424-8268.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg will host a free Earth Day Celebration on Wednesday (April 22) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Among the various events and displays to be featured will be an extensive exhibit on mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia.
The day's activities are free and open to the public.
At noon, Julian Martin, vice president for state affairs for the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, will give an informational talk about mountaintop removal mining, its past and future, and the work of the WVHC and similar organizations.
The Earth Day Celebration will also feature a "tree walk." Participants will learn how to recognize various native trees and to know where and how to plant them for best results. Free trees will be available.
Among the day's other offerings will be a film festival, environmental displays, a recycling booth and opportunities to learn more about "living green."