CANCELLED: First Day Hike

  • Monday, January 01, 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve


Registration is closed


Due to low temperatures and wind chill predictions, this event has been cancelled. We hope you find another wonderful way to welcome in the new year.

What: First Day Naturalist Hike

Where: Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve

When: Monday, January 1, 2018

Time: 9:30am - 11:00a.m.

Cost: Free

Start the New Year off right with a hike outdoors! The naturalist walk is free, family friendly and guided by an experienced and knowledgable naturalist, Steve Hartman. The terrain at Stauffer's is very flat and the distance is less than 1.5 miles. Everyone is welcome!  Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. 

The hike will by light and at a moderate pace. Participants are invited to ask questions, or share observations about the natural world around them.

Stauffer's Marsh Preserve is located across from 4069 Back Creek Valley Road, Hedgesville, WV. The preserve is well marked and has ample parking, maintained trails and great views of waterfowl. 

Be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes or boots, dress appropriately for January weather conditions, and bring along water. Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve does not have restrooms on site.

The hike will take place in the event of light rain or showers but it will be cancelled in there are heavy rains or storms.

For more information contact Bridget Tinsley at 304-261-6016 or

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

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

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Katelyn "KC" Walters, Conservation and Land Manager // 304-283-7319

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

Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714
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