Your Extension Office in Hancock County is, in effect, a West Virginia University “mini campus” providing a wide array of services and information. Think of it as WVU’s front porch -a place to gather informally to learn the things you need to know. Things like “How can I improve my heart health?” “My child is struggling with reading, is there anything I can do?” or, “What is eating my garden?”
“Understanding Natural Gas Issues”
This just came in from Georgette Plaugher, the Program Coordinator for WVU Extension’s Oil and Natural Gas Education Program:
Learn about the latest developments in West Virginia’s natural gas industry during the fourth annual Enhancing Public Understanding of Natural Gas Issues Conference at the Bridgeport Conference Center in Bridgeport on Wednesday, May 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Organized by the West Virginia University Extension Service, the conference is free to the public and will feature presentations by industry experts in topics including West Virginia’s above-ground storage tank regulations, the state’s natural gas outlook for 2015, underground injection control, royalty payments and more.
Conference pre-registration is required and limited. Those wishing to attend the conference should register online at www.wvuesngconference2015.eventbrite.com by May 8.
To read the entire press release, visit WVU Extension’s website.
Funky Nests in Funky Places
Did you know a hummingbird nest will sit on top of a single bulb in a string of Christmas lights?
Check out this page at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s website to see it and get all the information and how to’s of entering this year’s photo contest!
For more bird stuff, including an online bird identification guide, click the Cornell link in the right side bar.
The Fuzzy Peach Raises Funds for Energy Express
On April 27th, 203 Three Springs Drive in Weirton will be the site of one of the year’s “coolest” fundraisers! From 6:00 – 8:00 pm, The Fuzzy Peach Frozen Yogurt Bar will donate 20% of its earnings to Energy Express. Choose frozen yogurt or NEW custard – and check out the flier for all the sweet details!
2014 in Review
How to Use This Website
This site is a door to a world of information, not only from the Hancock County Extension Office, but from the experts at WVU.
In the sidebar to the left you will find links to pages within this site with answers to your questions about 4H, the Master Gardener Program, Farmers Markets, and the Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS.) You can also read the latest edition of Hancock County Happenings, our quarterly newsletter, access a calendar of upcoming events, and contact the office via email.
The right sidebar holds links to related WVU Extension pages where you can explore these programs, and others, in more depth.