I am theMarketing Manager for Virginia State Parks and was asked by Fort A.P. Hill to come to their Earth Day celebration on Thursday, April 22 to share with school groups and military families some of the great opportunities awaiting them at our parks.I was joined by Kim Boshela from Caledon Natural Area who brought a variety of touch table items including a black bear pelt which the children loved, but a few dogs didn’t appreciate it. She also brought some hands on track stamps and other fun stuff. The staff at Fort A.P. Hill had a great day planned for the students as they planted 600 trees and visited 15 exhibits from many diverse agencies participating in the event. There was military equipment on display for students and teachers alike to check out.
The meaning of Earth Day continues to grow as we talk about “Going Green”, global warming and making a difference for future generations. Please pitch in by recycling, biking or walking instead of driving if you can, or getting out to one of our State Parks and volunteer your time to plant trees, pick up trash, or so many other important things to help our environment.