PVAS offers a wide range of programs and activities that are aimed at promoting greater understanding and appreciation of the natural world for youth, adults, and families such as field trips to natural areas, summer camps, monthly lectures, school programs and many others.

Recent News

Click on the blue links below to find out more about any of these programs.  Click here to see  a printable version of the Events Calendar.

Welcome Rick Allison, PVAS's Lifebridge AmeriCorps member for the next year!  We still have one position available, but it must be filled very quickly.  Positions will provide outreach and education to youth in Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan Counties in West Virginia. More details are here.

Did you know that our PVAS Nature Explore Backpacks, found at several local libraries for free checkout, will be getting Spanish activity guides in the next few weeks?  We're excited to be able to provide them!

Volunteer for United Way's Day of Caring on September 15 at Stauffer's Marsh or Yankauer Nature Preserve! Help us during our biggest preserves work day of the year. Lunch is provided to all volunteers! Click HERE for details.

All PVAS Volunteers are requested to log their volunteer hours online!  Our VISTA, Melanie Snyder, can help you get started. If you already have an account, the Volgistics portal is here.

If you find an injured wild animal and want to know what to do, some information is here.  If you need assistance, contact Diana Mullis, Wildlife Rescue Coordinator   304-754-3753 or dianamullis@aol.com

Program Updates

Teachers!  PVAS has lots of teacher resources and new ones are being posted regularly.  Teachers are encouraged to check out our Educational Programs and our StoryWalk website.  And why not apply to be a WV Sustainable School

Job Opportunities.  PVAS often has need for part-time program instructors.  More information can be found on our Job Opportunities page.

Just a reminder...in this part of the US, you want to keep using insect repellent when out in the woods and grassy fields all year round.  Ticks in this area can carry Lyme Disease and mosquitoes can carry West Nile Virus.  Why give them a chance to bite you?

Are you looking for a good nature book?  Check out some suggestions here!

Natural History Workshops!  PVAS offers many workshops during the year.  The 2015 events can be found in the Events Calendar. More are added frequently.  

Our Next PVAS Monthly Program

PVAS's next monthly program will be held on Wednesday, September 9th at 7 p.m, at Hospice of the Panhandle in Kearneysville (GPS: Hospice Lane is opposite the Food Lion, 50 Coast Guard Dr., Kearneysville WV (on old Route 9), not the old location in Martinsburg). Please see hospiceotp.org for directions to their new facilityDr. Diana Gaviria and Jennifer Beamer-Hutson, from the Berkeley County Health Department, will be presenting on the threats posed locally to public health by mosquitoes and ticks.

Support PVAS

Federal Employees can support PVAS through the Combined Federal Campaign:  CFC#29061.

You can also support PVAS using the Support PVAS icon in the blue menu bar.

Download PVAS calendar

Download a printable calendar of events to keep informed about all the many PVAS activities. Details of these events can also be viewed on our Online Events Calendar.

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We send email updates to keep you abreast of the wide range of programs and activities sponsored by PVAS. Sign up to receive the latest news and information on our upcoming events.

Upcoming events

Saturday, September 05, 2015 7:30 AM • Altona Marsh in Jefferson County
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 7:00 PM • Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV
Sunday, September 13, 2015 10:00 AM • Eidolon Nature Preserve, Morgan County
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 9:00 AM • Stauffer's Marsh and Yankauer Preserve
Friday, September 18, 2015 • Berkeley Springs, WV


Lifebridge AmeriCorps

Potomac Valley Audubon Society is proud to be a Lifebridge AmeriCorps site for the next year! 

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              P.O. Box 578 • Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
              phone // 304-676-3397

Kristin Alexander, Executive Director
phone // 304-676-3397 

Ellen Murphy, Program Director
phone // 304-676-8739 

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
phone // 703-303-1026
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