Volunteer Opportunities Calendar

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, February 24, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve, located across from 4069 Back Creek Valley Rd, Hedgesville, WV
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    What: Maintenance Day

    Where: Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve

    When: Saturday, February 24, 2018

    Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    Contact: Bridget Tinsley, PVAS Land and Watershed Program Manager,  304-261-6016 or email  bridget@potomacaudubon.org

    Location: The parking area for Stauffer's Marsh Preserve is located across from 4069 Back Creek Valley Road, Hedgesville WV. 

    Join us for a day of service as we work to improve Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve! PVAS is preparing to convert the large open field to a pollinator meadow and we need hard workers to assist! Tasks include removing invasive plants, using herbicide to control locust trees, building brush piles and creating a fire break around the perimeter of the field. This work will be done to prepare our pollinator meadow creation project at Stauffer's Marsh. If you are curious about habitat restoration and pollinator habitat, join us for an educational day of service! 

    PVAS will provide all necessary tools to complete the work including gloves and tools. Water refills and first aid will also be available. Participants should wear long sleeves, pants and close-toed shoes. 

    In the case of bad weather, the event will be rescheduled to the following Saturday, March 3, 2018.

    • Saturday, February 24, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Morgans Grove Park, Shepherdstown, WV (meet in lower parking lot near railroad tracks)
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    What: Volunteer Day: Save our Trees from Invasive Vines

    Where: Morgan's Grove Park, Shepherdstown, WV

    When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 (this is a date change from the original Feb 17)

    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Leader: Shawn Walker, Certified Arborist and Master Naturalist

    Join our local Master Naturalist and certified arborist, Shawn Walker, for a volunteer day at Morgan's Grove Park. 

    Shawn will lead the volunteers, through example and general instruction, as we work to control and sever the invasive vines that are weighing down or girdling the trees at the park.

    Please feel free to bring your own tools, such as loppers, saws, pruners, gloves and safety glasses if you have them. Otherwise, there will be plenty of tools available for the volunteers.

    While this is a volunteer event, there will be lots of opportunity to learn about the trees and this easy yet highly impactful way that we can nurture trees competing with invasives in natural areas. 

    This event is open to everyone with an interest however young children must be supervised. 

    Please dress for the weather, wear work shoes and clothes and bring work gloves if you have them. 

    Registration is strongly encouraged in order to help with the planning of the event.

    Please meet at the lower parking lot near the railroad tracks at 10:00 a.m.

    Morgan's Grove Park is located at 4198 Kearneysville Pike (the corner of Kearneysville Pike and Potomac Farms Way) just outside Shepherdstown. 

    Morgan's Grove Park is a 25-acre public park that serves Shepherdstown and surrounding areas. It is owned by the Shepherdstown Community Club and operated by the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Commission.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@pototmacaudubon.org or call 703-303-1026

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Morgan+Grove+Park/@39.4232543,-77.821225,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xced9eb61ef0f078a 
    • Friday, April 06, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve, located across from 4069 Back Creek Valley Rd, Hedgesville, WV
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    What: Maintenance Day

    Where: Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve

    When: Friday, April 6, 2018

    Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

    Cost: Free

    Join us for a day of service as we work to improve Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve! We will be working to clear invasive species and maintain the trails on the preserve. Stauffer's Marsh provides important natural habitat for a robust variety of native flora and fauna. Regular maintenance of Stauffer's Marsh promotes high quality habitat and also ensures that the site is safe and welcoming for visitors. 

    PVAS will provide all necessary tools to complete the work including gloves and tools. Water refills and first aid will also be available. Participants should wear long sleeves, pants and closed-toed shoes. 

    Contact: Bridget Tinsley, PVAS Land and Watershed Program Manager,  304-261-6016 or email  bridget@potomacaudubon.org

    Location: The parking area for Stauffer's Marsh Preserve is located across from 4069 Back Creek Valley Road, Hedgesville WV. 


Past events

Monday, February 12, 2018 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Friday, February 09, 2018 Maintenance Day at Cool Spring
Thursday, January 11, 2018 Cool Spring Preserve Maintenance Day
Sunday, November 12, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day (Autumn Olive blitz)
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day (Autumn Olive blitz)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Brigg's Pollinator Garden Maintenance Day
Friday, October 13, 2017 Eidolon Hiking: Celebrating Fall Foliage
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Cool Spring Preserve Maintenance Day
Friday, September 29, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Eidolon Nature Preserve Maintenance Event
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 United Way Day of Caring at Yankauer, Cool Spring and Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserves
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Cool Spring Preserve Maintenance Day
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 Eidolon Nature Preserve Maintenance Event
Thursday, August 03, 2017 Stauffer's Marsh Maintenance Day
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Friday, July 28, 2017 Cool Spring Preserve Maintenance Day
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Wednesday, July 05, 2017 Eidolon Nature Preserve Maintenance Event
Saturday, June 17, 2017 Annual PVAS Meeting for Friends and Volunteers
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Cool Spring Preserve Maintenance Day
Thursday, June 08, 2017 Eidolon Nature Preserve Maintenance Event
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Stauffer's Marsh Maintenance Day
Friday, May 19, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Friday, May 12, 2017 CANCELLED: Yankauer Maintenance Day
Saturday, May 06, 2017 Cool Spring Preserve Maintenance Day
Saturday, April 22, 2017 Eidolon Nature Preserve Maintenance Event
Friday, April 21, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Stauffer's Marsh Maintenance Day
Saturday, March 11, 2017 Stauffer's Marsh Maintenance Day
Sunday, March 05, 2017 Eidolon Nature Preserve Maintenance and Grill-out Event
Friday, March 03, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Friday, February 03, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Sunday, January 15, 2017 MLK Jr. Day, Service Event at Cool Spring Preserve
Thursday, December 01, 2016 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Friday, October 28, 2016 Eidolon Maintenance Work
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 United Way Day of Caring at Yankauer Preserve and Stauffer's Marsh
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Shepherd University Day of Service at Yankauer
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Establish a Monarch Waystation Volunteer Service Project
Saturday, April 16, 2016 Master Naturalist Service Project: Forest Restoration
Sunday, March 13, 2016 Volunteer Day: Save our Trees from Invasive Vines at Morgan's Grove Park
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 United Way Day of Caring at Yankauer Preserve and Stauffer's Marsh
Sunday, March 29, 2015 Volunteer Day: Save our Trees from Invasive Vines at Morgan's Grove Park
Saturday, February 21, 2015 Volunteer Day: Save our Trees from Invasive Vines at Morgan's Grove Park - CANCELED
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 United Way Day of Caring at Yankauer Preserve and Stauffer's Marsh
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 United Way Day of Caring at Yankauer Preserve

           © 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society

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

Yankauer Nature Preserve (Berkeley County)
Eidolon Nature Preserve (Morgan County)
Stauffer's Marsh (Berkeley County)
Cool Spring Nature Preserve (Jefferson County)

Kristin Alexander, Executive Director //   304-676-3397 
Kristin@potomacaudubon.org

Kimberly Baldwin, Program Director //
304-350-9735
Kimberly@potomacaudubon.org

Ellen Murphy,
 Program Specialist //    
304-676-8739 
Ellen@potomacaudubon.org

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
// 703-303-1026
AdultPrograms@PotomacAudubon.org

Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714
Amy@PotomacAudubon.org
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