Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Upcoming area events of interest

Saturday June 1 - Upper Cheat River Water Trail Opening
Join the Cheat River Water Trail Committee for an "official" trail opening event on Saturday, June 1st at Blackwater Outdoor Adventures (BOA) in St. George. The trail provides 11 public access sites along the Chest River between Hendricks and Rowlesburg. More info at http://www.cheatriverwatertrail.org
 Meet at 1pm for a brief welcome ceremony followed by a community cookout with the opportunity to paddle the pool upstream and downstream of BOA.  Low water/rain date is set for June 15th. 304-329-3621

Saturday June 1 -- North Fork Watershed Trailwork project
Join us on June 1, 2013 from 10am-2pm at the Thomas City Park Picnic Pavilion for Trail Repair & Trail Sign Making.
 Help to improve community recreation!  Bring tools and wear appropriate clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. Work will be followed by a potluck picnic (please bring a dish) including Free Pizza!
 Call 304-259-5600 or mailto:bij@northforkwatershed.org?subject=Thomas Trail Work for more information and to sign up.

Coopers Rock Foundation June events
June 9 -- Celebration of the Outdoors!  This is CRF's biggest event of the year.  Please note: this year's event will be held on a Sunday.  A list of classes and activities will be posted on the website soon! http://www.coopersrock.org 

June 15 - 7 PM McCOLLUM CAMPGROUND PROGRAM
Appalachian Music by Chris Haddox 
Noted local musician Chris Haddox will discuss the history of Appalachian music, introduce the audience to some of the musical instruments used in Appalachia, and play a few songs.  

June 29 - 8 PM McCOLLUM CAMPGROUND PROGRAM
Owl Prowl by Doug Gilbert 
Join Doug Gilbert from Friends of Deckers Creek for an Owl Prowl. Doug will give a brief presentation on the life history, biology, and ecology of West Virginia's native owls. He will then lead a nighttime hike near the campground to search for owls. Please bring a headlamp for the hike.

West Virginia Botanic Garden Events -- see http://www.wvbg.org for more info
Saturday June 8   9:30 am Native Trees and Shrubs
Join Research Botanist Cindy Huebner on the forested trails of the Botanic Garden as we identify and learn about the important role native trees, shrubs, vines and herbaceous plants play in the forest ecosystem.

Sunday June 23 2-4 pm Succulent wreath making workshop -- advance registration required -- register online one week prior to class or call Erin Smaldone at 304-216-8704.
Make your own living wreath with easy care succulents. Cost $25 WVBG members, $30 non-members. Materials included.

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