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3 events for WVa youth canceled for 2nd year due to virus

February 11, 2021 GMT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three events for West Virginia youth have been canceled for the second consecutive year due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said.

The Make It Shine Earth Day Celebration, West Virginia Youth Environmental Day and state Junior Conservation Camp have all been canceled, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection said in a news release.

The events were also canceled in 2020 because of COVID-19 restrictions.

The Earth Day Celebration is usually held in late April in Charleston, drawing hundreds of grade school-age children for hands-on environmental education, the release said.

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Youth Environmental Day had been set for May 15 in Ritchie County. Young people are recognized during the event for projects that benefit the environment and their communities. The projects will still be judged and winners recognized.

Junior Conservation Camp was scheduled for June 21 to 25 at Cedar Lakes in Ripley. Nearly 200 campers ages 11 to 14 usually participate.