An official press release of theVirginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Students participating in an Earth Day event at Douthat State Park
Virginia State Parks celebrate Earth Day state-wide
(RICHMOND, VA) – When the first Earth Day was held in 1970, it was dedicated to environmental education and increasing public awareness of the Earth. This year, when Virginia State Parks celebrates the Earth Day weekend of April 21-22, it will be filled with educational opportunities and family activities as varied as hydroponic gardens, shore-line clean-ups, wagon rides and rummage sales.