Earth Day celebration held at Morgantown Farmers Market

Monongalia and Preston

The West Virginia Sierra Club and many other community groups gathered at the Morgantown Farmers market Saturday to celebrate Earth Day. 

Guests learned about solutions to the climate crisis and what you can do to protect the planet. 

A children’s poster contest was held for students in the Mon County School System.

Some were on display at the event and awards were given out for different age divisions. 

Earth day was first celebrated 50 years ago. 

“I remember the first one back in 1970, everyone was really excited about it. I think it’s something we should remember every year, that it’s our responsibility to do our part, to keep air and water clean, and work for legislation that will do those things,” said Laura Yokochi with West Virginia Sierra Club. 

Many organizations were a part of the event, including the West Virginia Botanic Garden, West Virginia Herb Association, and Mountain SOL School. 

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