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Watoga State Park to hold dark sky party


It’s time to turn out the lights- the second annual dark sky party is returning to Watoga State Park.

It’s happening on September 22, with September 24 scheduled as the make-up date.

Watoga State Park is one of three certified dark sky paths in the state, and Pocahontas County has the darkest skies out of all of the mid-Atlantic states.
“Light pollution affects humans and animals as well as plant life,” said Louanne Fatora, vice-president of the Watoga State Park Foundation. “Even the wondrous synchronous fireflies that exist at Watoga are a protected species and having dark skies is vital for their continued survival.”

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