Thursday, March 14, 2013

Late March, early April events reminders

***Thursday, March 14th, 6-7:30 pm "Creating a Wildlife-Friendly Backyard." Green Night at the Morgantown Public Library 
***Sunday March 17- Darnell Hollow Field Trip -- 10am-Noon with Coopers Rock Foundation. Check with Adam Polinski for more information at 
***Thursday, March 21st, Master Naturalist classes start for 2013. The Master Naturalist Program, run by the DNR, consists of lectures and field trips led by botanists and other nature interpreters. The core mission of the program is to train volunteers to assist government agencies, schools and NGOs with research, outdoor recreation development and environmental education and protection. Info at Email to join.
***Saturday April 6 Adopt-a-trail Spring Cleanup -- Coopers Rock State Forest
Check with leader Ann Devine-King, 304-594-2636 or

***Saturday, Sunday April 13,14 -- Coopers Rock State Forest      Coopers Rock Work Weekend led by the Coopers Rock Foundation. On one day, work will focus on removing some of the Hurricane Sandy leftovers behind the Concession Stand. and use them for Habitat Restoration, and work on getting trails ready for spring and summer hikers and other visitors to the forest. .  
Volunteers will meet at the Day Use Lot 1/4 mile from I-68.  Participant partners include the WVU Climbing Club and the Sierra Club, but this is a great activity for scout troops and other service organizations.  It is also a way for families to spend the day together, helping to clean up the forest they use for recreation and other family activities and events.
      Trailwork on Sunday, April 14 is scheduled from 1-5 p.m.; work times on Saturday TBA.  For more information, contact Trail  Coordinator Adam Polinski at
  You can join an email list for volunteer trailwork by contacting Adam at the above email. 
***Check for many spring field trips and opportunities for bird watching with knowledgeable, friendly Audubon members.

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