Click on the blue links below to find out more about any of these programs. Click here to see a printable version of the Events Calendar.
PVAS is seeking a VISTA volunteer to help with volunteer and membership management, events, grants, and lots more! For complete details, see the announcement here.
Have you heard the news? The nonprofit CraftWorks at Cool Spring organization has donated its property in southern Jefferson County WV to PVAS. The property, which encompasses 12 acres of fields and woodland and several buildings, is located at 1469 Lloyd Road, about 6 miles southwest of Charles Town. PVAS will establish its headquarters there and use the property for nature and conservation programming. It has also designated the land as a nature preserve, which means it will be protected and managed primarily to preserve its natural features and its flora and fauna. It will be called the Cool Spring Preserve and will include trails that will be open to the public. We are so very grateful for the opportunity to be the permanent owners of the gorgeous site. We can’t thank Linda Case and the CraftWorks Board of Directors enough for this generous gift.
Want to go on an extended trip with PVAS? We've got an Eco-Tour early next year to Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries in Mexico! Details are here!
There's been a lot in the news lately about the Zika virus. In this part of the US, you want to keep using insect repellent when out in the woods and grassy fields all year round. Ticks in this area can carry Lyme Disease and mosquitoes can also carry West Nile Virus. Why give them a chance to bite you?
Our Next PVAS Monthly Program
PVAS's next monthly program will be held on Wednesday, November 9, at 7 p.m. Bridget Tinsley will present "The Galapagos Islands: Challenges and Triumphs of Conservation." See you in November at Hospice of the Panhandle in Kearneysville (GPS: Hospice Lane is opposite the Food Lion, 50 Coast Guard Dr., Kearneysville WV (on old Route 9), not the old location in Martinsburg). Please see hospiceotp.org for directions to their new facility.
Teachers! PVAS has lots of teacher resources and new ones are being posted regularly. Teachers are encouraged to check out our Educational Programs and our StoryWalk website. And why not apply to be a WV Sustainable School!
Job Opportunities. PVAS often has need for part-time program instructors. More information can be found on our Job Opportunities page.
Are you looking for a good nature book? Check out some suggestions here
Natural History Workshops! PVAS offers many workshops during the year. The 2016 events can be found in the Events Calendar. More are added frequently.
All PVAS Volunteers are requested to log their volunteer hours online! One of our volunteers, Melanie Snyder (firstname.lastname@example.org), can help you get started. If you already have an account, the portal is here.
Federal Employees can support PVAS through the Combined Federal Campaign: CFC#29061.
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to keep informed about all the many PVAS activities. Details of these events can also be viewed on our Online Events Calendar.
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