along 362 miles of the Ohio River, the Ohio River Islands National
Wildlife Refuge restores and protects habitat for wildlife in one of our
nation's busiest inland waterways.
mussels act like little water-filtration pumps on the bottom of the
river. Just by feeding, they clean the water. Forty species of
freshwater mussels occur on the refuge, including the endangered pink
mucket and the fanshell. Freshwater mussels are among the nation's most
imperiled wildlife. The refuge's underwater sand and gravel deposits
provide vital mussel habitat.
The invasion of the Ohio
River by non-native zebra mussels threatens native mussel survival. The
refuge is working with partners to conserve native mussels throughout
the Ohio River watershed.
Professionals In Conservation) is a great opportunity to get involved
with the WV Land Trust, venture outdoors, make new friends, and learn
how YOU can help keep West Virginia wild and wonderful! In addition to
learning more about land conservation, our leaders will provide guidance
and basic instruction so that you can engage in similar outings on your
own or with friends.
If planning on taking a class at a chapter other than your own, please email/call the contact person listed first to find out if the class is still scheduled, where it is, if they have room for you, and if there is any cost involved. Check also with your own chapter coordinator to see what paperwork you will need in order to get credit for the class.
To see the latest schedules from the other chapters, go to the Master Naturalist website: MNofWV.org