In honor of Earth Day, I thought I'd focus in on a local organization that is protecting the environment in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. The West Virginia Conservation Agency works hard here and throughout the entire state to promote conservation efforts. Many of their efforts involve protecting and restoring water sources and educating children and teens on issues related to the environment. Last month the conservation agency partnered with local and federal government agencies to help residents dealing with flood damage after severe storms hit in other parts of the state.
The West Virginia Conservation Agency has a West Virginia Eastern Panhandle district that is active. They recently hosted an Earth Day 5K run and 1-mile walk in Berkeley County. The purpose of the event was to bring people together on Earth Day and raise money for high school students wanting to attend the Conservation District's "Envirothon" event. Environthon workshops are held in each district, and their stated purpose is "to help young people develop the skills, knowledge, and desire necessary to achieve and maintain a balance between quality of life and quality of the environment."
The Conservation Agency offers many educational events and opportunities. The Eastern Panhandle Conservation District posts updates of local events and opportunities on their page. Their next board meeting is on Wednesday, May 16th at 7 pm in the Martinsburg USDA Service Center at 151 Aikens Center. This meeting is open to the public and citizens living in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties are encouraged to attend. Attending a board meeting is a good way to learn how the District operates and what sort of work they do.
If you decide to get involved in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle conservation efforts, I would love to hear about it. Also feel free to contact me with information on any other environmental efforts you know about in the area. As your West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle real estate agent, I understand how important having a healthy natural environment is to local residents. Happy Earth Month!
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