Oglebay Park hosted a reception for the National Recreation and Park Association's "Green School" Sunday evening.
The welcome reception was followed by dinner and an address from keynote speaker Elizabeth Kautz, President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Over 50 park and recreational professionals from across the country have come to Wheeling to learn how to make their parks and communities a little greener.
Director of the Schrader Environmental Center, Eriks Janelsins, is proud Oglebay is able to host the event.
Janelsins said he is pleased Oglebay can help give other park managers and leaders the tools to improve their parks and be better leaders.
It will held at Oglebay Resort and conference center February 26th through March 2nd.
Janelsins added hosting the Green School is vital for Oglebay, keeping the park on the cutting edge.
The school has brought people from all over the country to Oglebay and the city of Wheeling helping boost the local economy.
This is NPRA's first year of the two year program. The Green School is a cutting edge four day school that has generated national attention.
Students will come back this time next year to discuss what they learned and how it did or did not work.
For more information on upcoming events with the organization you can visit their web site at www.nrpa.org