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West Virginia Water Festival Held in Monongalia County

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MORGANTOWN -

BoParc, Friends of Decker's Creek, and the Morgantown History Museum Flatboat Project hosted the West Virginia Water Festival Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5 at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park in Morgantown.

CONSOL Energy also helped with activities at the event on Friday.

The event taught around 300 fifth grade elementary school students water education on Friday.

CONSOL also provided tug boat tours on the Monongahela River to the students.

Activities on both Friday and Saturday focused on watersheds, conservation, history, and recreation.

The event allows the community to engage in hands on educational activities on different topics dealing with water.

Experts explained the importance of water in history, transportation and commerce.

"The other great thing about this event is that it allows the community to learn that there are lots of organizations and lots of businesses in the local area that are working on these issues," said Elizabeth Wiles, the Director of the Friends of Decker's Creek. "And opportunities for young people to find out about the kinds of careers that they can have if they're concerned about water."

The West Virginia Water Festival also introduced visitors to career options involving water that can be found in West Virginia.