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Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor
Frank Jezioro, Director

News Release: June 30, 2014

Facebook: WV Commerce - State Parks

Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 957-9365 hoy.r.murphy@wv.gov

Contact:

Pam Salisbury,  Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park 304-420-4800 Pamela.D.Salisbury@wv.gov


Let's Root for the Trees at Blennerhassett Island State Park July 5, 2014

PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – A visit to Blennerhassett Island is steeped in history. The island is also a wildlife habitat. Join the "Nature Nuts" and learn more about the natural habitat and history of Blennerhassett Island July 5.

"Trees Have Feet, Too" is a guided discovery walk about the ecological role of trees. Participants will learn the hidden functions of roots, xylem and phloem, bark and leaves to the water cycle and health of trees. The activities begin at 2 p.m. and conclude around 3:15 p.m.  There is no charge to participate in the event, although there is a fee to ride the Island Belle sternwheeler to the island. Boat tickets are sold at the Blennerhassett Museum at 137 Juliana Street in Parkersburg, West Virginia. The Island Belle boat captain will announce the "Trees Have Feet, Too" location as you arrive at the island.

Leaders for this outdoor classroom and activity are members of the "Nature Nuts," Master Naturalist volunteers from the Parkersburg /Marietta/Belpre area. To learn more about Blennerhassett Island, visit www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com or call 304-420-4800.

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Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.  Visitors to Blennerhassett Island State Park will learn that “Trees Have Feet, Too” during a guided nature walk July 5.
Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.  Visitors to Blennerhassett Island State Park will learn that "Trees Have Feet, Too" during a guided nature walk July 5.