This year’s annual Greenbrier River Watershed Celebration will be held at Lost World Caverns on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. The Greenbrier River Watershed Association, Friends of the Lower Greenbrier River and the West Virginia Cave Conservancy are sponsoring the event, along with Lost World Caverns. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Greenbrier River Trail Association’s Trail Reconstruction Fund. All donations will be tax deductible.
Music will be provided by Rush Run Philharmonic and Dave Buhrman. Free guided cave tours will be available. There is a suggested donation of $10 per person, with children under 12 admitted free. Stuart’s Smokehouse will offer food for sale.
State Senator Ron Miller will speak about his perspective on water quality issues that come before the legislature affecting the Greenbrier Watershed. Autumn Bryson with West Virginia Rivers will speak about Volunteer Pipeline Water Quality Monitoring.
Participants can meet with local clean water advocates from neighboring counties. In addition, there are planned educational kids’ activities.
This annual celebration of the river is hosted at a cavern because groundwater in the cavern is directly linked to the Greenbrier River. Keeping the river clean begins with protecting karst topography from pollution.
Sponsors are accepting all donations upon entrance. For more information or to RSVP, contact Leslee McCarty at 304-647-4792 or firstname.lastname@example.org.