Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Latest news from the WVBG

WVBG E-News 4/13/2010

Things happening this weekend:
Saturday morning April 17th 9–12 is our monthly volunteer day. Last month there were 24 that came out to help clear trails. There was great progress, but there is still more to do. The trails south of Tibbs Run are still greatly obscured and often impassable. We hope to remedy this on Saturday. Many gloved hands pulling branches off the trails will be needed to keep up with the people cutting with chainsaws. Getting there may require fording Tibbs Run, but the water level should be much lower than a month ago with all the dry weather we have been having. Also some of the trails north of Tibbs Run opened last month still have lots of debris (broken trees, downed branches, etc.) along the sides that needs to be cut and piled away from the trails. If we can put together several crews like last month we should be able to make good progress. Please remember to fill out the sign-in sheet if you come.

Sunday afternoon April 18th is our first Educational Walk - Healthy Folks: Useful Plants and Activities. It will be led by five WVU School of Pharmacy Service Learning Students. They have prepared a brochure you will enjoy using to help create a healthier lifestyle. The walk will start from the lower parking lot at 2 p.m.

In case you have not noticed, the gate to the lower parking lot is open again on Sunday afternoons 1 – 4 pm now that we have good weather again.

Mark your Calendar:
Saturday, May 8th 1-4 p.m. – Green Gathering at the Garden – a fun filled afternoon at the garden for people of all ages focusing on sustainable living. For more information check the newsletter that should have come to you recently that also may be seen on the WVBG website .

Get a free one year subscription to Better Homes and Gardens by renewing or becoming a member of the Friends of the Botanic Garden by June 15th, 2010. See the newsletter for details.

We value our volunteers:
This past Sunday we held our first volunteer orientation. 40 people gathered at the Imperial East Sales Office for an introduction to the various volunteer activities that are available and then went on a brief tour of the botanic garden. More events for volunteers are being planned. If you would like to get involved please contact Erin Himmel at .

George W. Longenecker, Executive Director
West Virginia Botanic Garden, Inc.
714 Venture Drive, PMB # 121
Morgantown, WV 26508-7306
Tel. 304-376-2717

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