On this West Virginia Morning, as an alternative to the indoor shopping extravaganza known as Black Friday, a movement called “hashtag opt outside” urges people to get closer to parks, trails, community areas and the joy of being outdoors on that particular day. Randy Yohe took full advantage of the Friday alternative, going on a Blackwater Falls State Park birding hike.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The state Division of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to help at state campgrounds this summer.
The DNR says in a news release that state parks currently accepting applications for volunteer campground hosts include Audra, North Bend, Pipestem Resort, Tygart Lake and Watoga.
Individuals are required to serve a minimum number of days according to each park’s needs. They also must undergo training on the position and responsibilities.
Beech Fork State Park superintendent Dillard Price says volunteer hosts do routine maintenance of the campground area, collect fees and answer questions from campers. Price says that enables park staff to concentrate on maintenance, seasonal openings and other duties required to keep the parks operating.