Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tracking class to be offered

Doug Wood has agreed to do another tracking class on Saturday JAN. 28. It will be held at the Botanic Garden. This will count towards elective hours.

I attended his last class and it was fascinating. He combines classroom time with practice in the field.

Details are currently being discussed as to whether or not non-MN people will be allowed to attend, as well as to whether or not a fee will be charged. Will let you know when this is decided, but mark your calendars. This is one class you won't want to miss.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Christmas Bird Count at Canaan Valley

Friday, December 16: Christmas Bird Count (CBC). Do you want your interest and concern about birds to count? Join other bird lovers in Canaan Valley for this annual, day-long event to gather and submit information to the CBC, the longest running citizen science program in the world. Your observations become part of a database available to the public and researchers. In recent years the contributions to the CBC database and other citizen science programs have added to the understanding of the status of bird populations across North America. Contact Marquette Crockett at 304.866.3858 or marquette_crockett@fws.gov before December 12 to participate.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Group will screen documentary film

The Mon Group of the Sierra Club West Virginia Chapter will host a free screening of the highly acclaimed documentary film, "The Last Mountain." at 6:30pm, Nov 17, at Monongalia Friends Meeting House, at 648 E Brockway Ave.
The Mon Group will supply apple cider and tableware. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish, dessert or potluck treat before the film. All are welcome to attend.
Info: thelastmountainmovie.com, or Sarah Smith at wvusmitty@gmail.com or 304-685-1120.

Volunteer for trail maintenance Saturday

The West Virginia Sierra Club will lead trail maintenance on Coopers Rock Intermediate Cross Country Ski Trail on Saturday (Nov 12). Rated easy hiking and easy-to-moderate work intensity, the fall clean-up emphasizes clearing the fallen leaves, drainage restoration and trail clearing. Trail length is .6 miles and total hiking length is a 1.25 mile loop.
Volunteers should wear study boots, and carry work gloves, water and snacks. Adults and adolescents are invited to help. Those under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian. Volunteers will be required to sign a standard Sierra Club Liability Waivers and a DNR Volunteer Work Program Agreement.
Please preregister with leader Ann Devine-King at 304-594-2636 or atdking@gmail.com. Info: coopersrockstateforest.com.

Wild and Scenic Film Festival

November 10, 2011 - The West Virginia Rivers Coalition is hosting The Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Thursday November 10 at the Met Theatre in Morgantown. It's going to be an evening of excitement, wonder and inspirational films. There will also be raffle prizes and giveaways. Doors open at 6:30pm and films start at 7pm. Tickets will be sold in advance for $8 each at Pathfinder and Black Bear in Morgantown. Tickets are also available online at www.wvrivers.org. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10 or $8 with student ID.