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W.Va. Mom Creates Environmental Stewardship Program For Youth


As the pandemic hit and more people ventured outdoors, one West Virginia family saw how the additional visitors affected state public land. Regular hikers found more litter and traffic. One mother saw it as an opportunity to share stewardship with young people.
“Even though it was awesome to see folks discovering the beauty of our home state, it was also alarming,” Fayette County mom and project creator Sara Prior said. “These observations caused my children to start asking questions about the influx of litter and they often showed frustration because of this.”
The program is called a Stewardship Adventure and uses resources from the Leave No Trace program.
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