Locals partake in conservation

UPPERGLADE – Three young men from Hancock County attended the West Virginia State Conservation Camp June 10-15 at Camp Caesar.

Chase Brooks, Daniel Mayfield and Evan Hall were among 100 youth from across the state participating in classes and outdoor activities lead by leaders from West Virginia Division of Forestry, U.S. Department of Agricultural Natural Resources Conservation Service, West Virginia University Extension Service, Conservation Districts, Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Parks Service and West Virginia Division of Natural Resources State Park, Law Enforcement and Wildlife and Fishery sections.

The camping experience, “Outdoor, Open Door,” allowed youth to interact with professional naturalists, foresters, educators, wildlife and fisheries biologists, natural resources police officers, water quality specialists and soil scientists who work to protect West Virginia’s natural resources.

To learn more about West Virginia State Conservation Camp, visit the camp website at wvconservationcamp.com, view the Facebook page by searching “WV State Conservation Camp” or contact Ben Spong at ben.spong@mail.wvu.edu or (304) 293-9425.