Sunday, July 15, 2018

Kayaking trips weeks of July 16

MAP paddling trip this week:

Thursday, July 19, Big Sandy Creek from Bruceton Mills to Clifton Mills and back.  This is a smaller stream than the Mon, with lots of shade, beautiful water and various flora and fauna to see.  Forecast looks perfect right now - cooler temps and little wind.  Meet at 5:00 p.m. at Bruceton Mills boat ramp (Access Point #21 on our MAP Guide below) to be ready to paddle by 5:15 p.m.  If you need to rent a kayak, contact "Padlz" in Bruceton Mills, right across from our put-in/take-out, or Vicky Evans at  Trip time estimated at 2.5 hours, depending on current.

Another Local Paddling Event:

On Sunday, July 22, starting at 10 a.m. there is a paddling event hosted by Palatine Park and Marion County Parks in Fairmont.  The following details are from their website (  "Join us for a day long paddle from Palatine Park to Pricketts Fort. Drop your craft at Palatine and then drive to Pricketts Fort to drop off your vehicle. We will have shuttles to bring you back to Palatine for the start of the trip. We hope to leave Palatine at 10am to arrive in Rivesville for lunch. Then, 2pm we will embark on the last leg of the trip to Pricketts Fort. Be sure to bring your whistle."  See Palatine website for registration form and lunch cost, or contact John Provins ( for more details.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Conference pictures

Link to state website:

Conference Pictures

David Pennock has shared the pictures he took at the state conference with us.  I have posted several of them on the state website,  Enjoy.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Upcoming Chapter Activities

Master Naturalist State Conference June 15-17 @Cacapon State Park 14-17 at Cacapon State Park
21-Jun Ag Sc S 1001 3c Brown Amphibians and Reptiles
28-Jun WVBG 3c Hrabovsky/Carpenter / Ecology/Trees 
Fourth of July Break
7-Jul 9:30 AM WVBG 3c Carlson Aquatic Habitats
12-Jul Ag Sc S 1001 3c Hrabovsky Wildflowers
19-Jul Reedsville Rail Trail 2c Hrabovsky Wildflowers/Insects

Friday, May 18, 2018

WVU Core Arboretum Nature Connection Series

Local and regional experts on a variety of nature-related subjects give public talks at the Arboretum each summer as part of the Nature Connection Series. These free talks happen Tuesdays at 6:00 pm in the Arboretum Amphitheater, beginning in June. Calendar and details on poster and on our website!

Cranesville Swamp trip for this Saturday canceled

Due to the unstable weather and the amount of rain already we have decided not to go to Cranesville Swamp this Saturday

Friday, May 11, 2018

Upcoming courses

17-May WVBG Welcome Center3c Graffious Birds
19-May 9:00am Cranesville Swamp 1/1c Graffious/Hrabovsky Birds/trees
24-May  Ag Sc S 1030 3c Simard Geology
26-May TBA 3c Simard Geology field trip
31-May Ag Sc S 1030 3c Phelps Fish
7-Jun Ag Sc S 1030 3e Carpenter Soil