by Gerald Walker
HEATHSVILLE—Preservation and protection were the common themes at the Earth Day in February environmental symposium sponsored by the Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship (NAPS) February 10 at Heathsville United Methodist Church.
The program featured 10 presentations by Northern Neck organizations representing a range of objectives and projects. But the message delivered over and over was similar. According to NAPS the objectives were to underscore the need for environmental groups to share information and as a result, make Earth Day every day.
Early in the program the audience of about 60 people was treated to a performance of a skit written, costumed and performed by fifth graders from the Northumberland Elementary School Problem Solvers…