Virginia State Parks to celebrate Earth Week

Published 12:34 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016

Earth Day on April 22 is intended to help people focus on the health of the planet, and Virginia State Parks will offer a week of activities and events.

All 36 Virginia State Parks will offer educational programming and volunteer opportunities April 16-24, many of which are part of the biannual Stewardship Virginia campaign. Registered Stewardship Virginia volunteers will receive a certificate of appreciation signed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

A list of state park programs and projects can be found here:

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Park entrance fees are waived for visitors participating in volunteer projects. Some projects require advance registration, so visitors are encourage to contact parks for additional information.

A special Earth Week-themed program on both Saturdays will be held at Holliday Lake State Park.