Mission Statement: We are people dedicated to preserving, restoring and enjoying the natural world through education and action.
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society (PVAS) was organized in 1982 as a local chapter of the National Audubon Society. We serve Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan counties in West Virginia and Washington County, Maryland. PVAS offers a wide variety of educational programs for children, adults, and families. Our goal is to get people of all ages outside to explore and learn about the natural world!
We value biodiversity in nature, and we recognize the importance of diversity across our organization. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are essential to our community and to our mission to preserve and enjoy the natural world through education and action.
PVAS is committed to:
- Grow our membership to reflect the diversity of our community
- Offer an array of programs and activities that engage all members of our community
- Advocate for issues of environmental justice
- Engage in internal reflection and training for staff and board members
- Continue on a path to improve issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity in all areas of the organization.
To help accomplish this goal, PVAS manages four nature preserves in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, featuring a variety of habitats to hike and explore. The variety of activities and programs we offer is extensive. Check out the calendar section of our website.
Want to know about upcoming events and stay up to date with what is happening at PVAS? Subscribe to our e-newsletter, “Heads Up!”. This e-newsletter is sent out on the first and third Wednesday of every month.