Natural History Hike at Yankauer Nature Preserve
Saturday, March 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Natural History Hike Leader: Jim Cummins
PVMN Continuing Education Recertification Eligible
Everyone is welcome to join this Natural History Hike, however, registration is required and limited to 9 participants; please register below.
PVAS is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all of our community. In order to do this, we are implementing the following WV State Guidelines for this gathering. Please read them carefully and contact Krista Hawley at AdultPrograms@PotomacAudubon.org if you have any questions:
- Registration is limited to 9 participants.
- Masks must be worn when physical distancing is not possible.
- Respect the 6 feet apart/physical distancing guidelines.
PVAS President, Jim Cummins, will be leading this ‘walk & talk’ at Yankauer Nature Preserve. Join him as he leads the group on a stroll, intertwining the natural and human history in our region.
Participants will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Pavilion at the front of Yankauer Nature Preserve.
Trip leader, Jim Cummins, is a retired freshwater ecologist. Jim and his wife Nancy, a retired Jefferson County teacher, live in Bakerton. He has a Masters of Science (1985) in Biology from George Washington University. Jim co-started the District of Columbia’s fisheries program where he worked from 1985 to 1988. From 1988 until his retirement in 2016, he was the Director of the Living Resources for the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin. His projects included biological assessments of streams and rivers in WV, MD, PA and DC, environmental flow studies, habitat restoration and fish passage, especially in regard to the Little Falls Dam near Washington, D.C. and a linked American shad stocking program with integrated student and volunteer involvement. Jim enjoys woodworking, gardening, fishing, canoeing, playing music, working at various scales to improve the community, reading, and trying to keep a beagle named “Abe” from causing trouble.
Those who participate should be sure to dress warmly, wear sturdy footwear and bring along a mask that covers both your mouth and nose.
If you have questions, please contact Krista Hawley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Cool Spring Preserve Nature Center at 681-252-1387.
If we need to cancel this hike due to poor weather conditions, we will post a decision on the event and send an email to all registrants by noon the day prior.