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Youth Conservation Day planned

BEVERLY — Plans are in the making for the 10th annual Youth Conservation Day, sponsored by the Mountaineer Chapter of Izaak Walton League of America.

This free event was organized to give children from our area a chance to learn different outdoor activities, instead of sitting on the couch indoors. The first Conservation Day was organized by Bruce Evans, Don Thomason and Jay Winn with only a small attendance for the day. As the years went by, the attendance grew, with 20 kids attending last year’s event.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Aug. 11, with the event starting at 9 a.m. at the Mountaineer Chapter’s clubhouse, located approximately 6 miles up Files Creek Road, in Beverly. Learning stations for the day will include fishing, stream shocking, archery, skeet shooting and more. This free event is opened to kid’s ages 8-17. Lunch will be provided, and those attending are asked to dress appropriately for the days weather.

To learn more on this exciting event, you may call Bruce Evans at 304-636-0916 or visit the website or Facebook page. All kids registered by 9 a.m. will be eligible for door prizes at the end of the day. The event will last until 2 p.m.

This event is made possible through grants from the National Rifle Association and Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and endowments from the state division of IWLA and the Mountaineer Chapter.

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