The Potomac Valley Audubon Society welcomes Bob Williams, Executive Director of Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation!
Presenter: Bob Williams
PVMN Continuing Education Eligible
This in-person program is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome to attend.
We will also be offering this program virtually! Here is the Zoom link so you can join in from home.
Presentation Description – Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation (MBCPR) recently adopted its first Master Plan and is looking forward to serving the growing community over the next 10 years. With parks located around Berkeley County, there are numerous opportunities to connect and engage with nature in a variety of settings, both rural and urban. These connections are vital for each of us. According to the National Recreation and Park Association, “As leaders in building community resilience, park and recreation professionals connect community members to environmental programming, ensure healthy ecosystems, advocate for the benefits of nature and implement sustainability practices.” As partners in community engagement, education, and experiences, MBCPR looks to develop these special places for connection – social, environmental, and civic engagement. Everyone deserves a great park!
About the Presenter – Bob grew up in the forests, streams, and parks of central Pennsylvania, putting many miles of trails on his boots and developing his love for conservation and the outdoors. Spending multiple years in outdoor recreation, and the last 17 years in local community parks and recreation. Professionally, Bob is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional, a BS in Parks and Recreation from Slippery Rock University and a MS in Nonprofit Management from Robert Morris University. He has worked on trail and park development, native meadow development, nature center operation, and urban forestry. For the past year and a half, Bob has been the Executive Director at Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation, helping to collaborate and engage our community in positive and active experiences.