***Sat, July 11 Adopt-A-Trail Service: Coopers Rock
rated easy -- This will be the summer trail clean-up on our "adopted"
Intermediate Cross-Country Ski Trail and loop for 1.25 miles at Coopers
Rock State Forest. Much of the work will be cutting back vegetation,
cleaning out and restoring drainage ditches/culverts and general trail
clearing. We'll have time to ID trees along the way. Some moderate-intensity work will be necessary,
using shovels, rakes and pruners and moving reasonably sized rocks.
Anything requiring power tools or heavy lifting is deferred to the
Forest Superintendent. Volunteers should wear sturdy boots and work
gloves and carry water and snacks. Contact leader for more details.
Leader: Ann Devine-King, 304-594-2636, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nearest town: Morgantown, WV
Web info: coopersrockstateforest.com; coopersrock.org
Two things: 1.) There is a volunteer trail maintenance day this Saturday at Elizabeth’s Woods Nature Preserve south of Morgantown. We will work from 10 AM until 4 PM
on the lower loop trail. Please consider coming out to help build the
trail system at Morgantown’s newest public green space. Contact me if
you are planning to come so that I will have enough tools. And 2.)
there is a Green Space Coalition meeting next Thursday (6/18) at noon at the downtown Black Bear. Send me any agenda items, and I’ll send out a draft agenda early next week.
If anyone is interested in paddling a section of the Cheat on Sunday
(water willing) feel free to join us. We’ll try for the stretch between
St. George and the Seven Islands. Cross your fingers for rain!
Learn about plants at the West Virginia Botanic Garden 2pm, Sunday, June 7, with botanist Cindy Huebner. That Garden is at 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown. Park in the lower lot and gather at the information kiosk. All walks are free to the public.
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