Sunday, May 28, 2017

West Virginia Land Trust with Friends of the Cheat

Join us for "Paddle Party!"

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Blackwater Outdoor Adventures
Parson, WV
Float:  10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
After party:  4 P.M. - 10 P.M.

Float the Upper Cheat River Water Trail from Holly Meadows to St. George.
Meet at Blackwater Outdoor Adventures at 10 A.M. to conserve parking and get a free shuttle to the put-in.  
(Launch by 11 A.M. to join the floatilla.)

Then join the paddling after-party at Blackwater Outdoor Adventures' take-out around 4 P.M.
Live music, refreshments, and plenty of friends to share your big fish stories with around the campfire!

Activity Level:  Beginner / Easy

Cost:  $30 (single kayak rental) / $45 (tandem kayak OR canoe rental) / FREE if you have your own gear

Monday, May 8, 2017

Kayak trip this Wednesday on the Mon River

MAP Trip Wednesday, May 10:  Finally a perfect paddling day, with warm temps, low chance of rain, AND light wind!  We will be paddling from our kayak launch at Van Voorhis Landing, north on the Mon River.  Be ready to put in at 4:00 p.m. for an approx. 3.5-hour round trip, depending on how long we stop for nature viewing.  Should be good birding, and hopefully, more wildflowers.  Bring your binoculars!

Mary Wimmer
Organizer, Morgantown Area Paddlers
361 Laurel St.
Morgantown, WV  26505
Cell phone:  304-685-5270

Garlic Mustard Pull at Friendship Hill NHS Friday, May 12

Please forward this email to anyone who is interested including the Monarch Mafia!

Is anyone willing to volunteer on Friday, May 12th at 9:00am to remove garlic mustard at Friendship Hill NHS?

Sorry for the short notice, but we want to get these plants pulled before they go to seed. 


Renee C. Benson
U.S. Park Ranger

Friendship Hill National Historic Site
223 New Geneva Rd.
Point Marion, PA 15474 
office: 724-329-2504
work mobile: 412-582-4064

Morgantown Migratory Bird Day May 13 Coopers Rock

From Katie Fallon of the ACCA:
MMBD will be held Saturday, May 13, at Cooper's Rock State Forest. The day will begin with a bird walk on the Raven Rock Trail at 7:30am. It will be guided by LeJay Graffious, Derek Courtney, and Sue Olcott of Mountaineer Audubon. Birders of all skill levels are welcome. In the past, this walk has been very well attended, and we encourage everyone to participate.

After the walk, festivities will continue in the pavilion near the overlook. Starting around 8:30am or so, we will have Bird Friendly coffee and treats available. There will also be several educational displays in the pavilion, as well as owl pellet dissection and arts and crafts for kids. We will have a live raptor presentation at 10am, an "intro to birding" discussion at 11am, and another live raptor presentation at 12pm. Jim Sheehan will set up his scope near the overlook, too, and will keep a list of birds we see in the immediate vicinity. We will probably wind down by 2pm. Everything is free and everyone is welcome. It's really a fun day -- one of my favorite days of the year.