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4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) Weekend!

4-H WHEP is a national program that focuses on combining knowledge of wildlife, ecological concepts, and management practices to solve real-life problems.  There is a National WHEP Contest held every summer.  In 2013, Maryland hosted a state WHEP contest in May and sent a team to the National Contest for the first time in many years.  The team represented Maryland extremely well,  taking 4th place overall with 1 team member placing first in the individual scoring.
If you are an intermediate or senior 4-H member, or a UME volunteer with an interest in Wildlife and the outdoors and are interested in participating in or assisting with the Maryland State WHEP Contest in 2014, you are strongly encouraged to participate in the WHEP Weekend. The purpose of the Weekend is to introduce people to the program through hands-on experience working with a habitat restoration project and learning about on-site wildlife management at Catoctin Mountain Park. Come enjoy the mountains!

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