Thursday, July 26, 2012

Volunteers needed at Cacapon Resort State Park

Master Naturalists willing to do any interpretive hiking or other programs on Saturday, August 11 and Thursday-Saturday August 16-18.

Thanks for the help!!

M. Renee Fincham
Park Activities Coordinator/Naturalist
Cacapon Resort State Park
818 Cacapon Lodge Drive
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
(304 )258-1022 ext. 5209
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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Master Naturalist Class at Pipestem

Emily Grafton will be offering Wildlife Habitat Improvement at Pipestem on Sunday, July 29 from 1:00pm till 5:00pm.   This is a great opportunity to pick up 4 hours of core credit.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

W.Va. gets grant to combat bat disease

West Virginia is getting a $42,500 federal grant to fight a disease that's killed millions of bats across the Northeast.  West Virginia is among 30 states receiving grants from the US Fish and Wildlife Service for white nose syndrome projects.  The agency said the funding will be used to monitor caves and mines where bats hibernate, prepare state response plans and for related projects.  White nose syndrome is caused by a fungus.  It was first spotted in New York six years ago and has since spred to 19 states and four Canadian provinces.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Sierra Club trail cleanup planned

The West Virginia Sierra Club will lead a trail cleanup Saturday on the intermediate cross country ski trail at Cooper's Rock State Forest.  The work will involve clearing vegetation, drainage areas and the trail.  Adolescents can take part with a parent or a legal guardian.  Volunteers will be required to sign a standard Sierra Club Liability Waiver and a DNR Volunteer Work Program Agreement.  Info or to register: 304-594-2636 or

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Edible/Medicinal/Poisonous Plants w/ Bill Beatty - Blackwater Falls State Park

July 13 - A special weekend devoted to learning about wild plants used as medicinals, those that are edible and those that are poisonous.  Guest naturalist and author Bill Beatty.  Contact: 304-259-5216