Youth Environmental Day
The Annual Youth Environmental Day will be held at North Bend State Park the third Saturday in May. Approximately 1,100 participants attend. Highlighting the activities is the presentation of more than $15,000 in cash awards and scholarships in recognition of outstanding environmental accomplishments by the youth groups enrolled in the program.
Special guests may include the governor, the DEP cabinet secretary, representatives from several award sponsors and dignitaries. Smokey Bear and Eco the Owl welcome everyone to this special event. Many exhibits are featured, including the WV Division of Forestry, West Virginia State Parks, Raptor Rehabilitation, Wildlife Jeopardy, the governor's REAP program, Wildfoods, West Virginia Divsion of Natural Resources Law Enforcement featuring Eddie Eagle and Robo Deer, and many more.
Camping is available for those participants wanting to stay for the weekend. Lunch on Saturday is also provided free to all participants. A program is held on Friday night and a dance is held on Saturday night. Click here for more information and a registration form for the 2017 event.