Welcome!

PVAS offers a wide range of programs and activities that are aimed at promoting greater understanding and appreciation of the natural world for youth, adults, and families such as field trips to natural areas, summer camps, monthly lectures, school programs and many others.

Recent News

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.


Have you registered for Audubon Discovery Camp yet? 

     

Native Plants! We are happy to announce our first “Native Plant Sale: Promoting Pollinators in the Panhandle.”  The sale will be held Saturday May 21, 2016 from 9am-4pm in conjunction with the well-established annual Back Alley Garden Tour and Tea in Shepherdstown, WV.  The Native Plant Sale will take place behind the Shepherdstown Public Library where the Sunday farmers market takes place.  The intent of this new event is to provide high-quality native plants (neonicotinoid-free) to our members and the larger community, with a focus on plants that benefit pollinators in trouble like the honeybee and Monarch Butterfly. PVAS will be selling butterfly weed online and at the event through a partnership with The Monarch Alliance of Washington County. Other vendors include: Sunshine Farm and Gardens, Hill House Farm and Nursery, Enchanter's Garden, Bluebell Ridge Nursery,  Star Eagle Gardens, Shary's Garden Art, and Eversweet Apiaries.

Many more details are here!

There's been a lot in the news lately about the Zika virus.  Although we are not at great risk in this area, 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 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, May 11, at 7 p.m, 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

                          


Program Updates

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 2015 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 (littleowl48@hotmail.com), can help you get started. If you already have an account, the Volgistics portal is here.

Injured Animals

If you find an injured wild animal and want to know what to do, some information is here.  If you need assistance, contact Diana Mullis, Wildlife Rescue Coordinator  304-754-3753 or dianamullis@aol.com                                                 

Support PVAS

Federal Employees can support PVAS through the Combined Federal Campaign:  CFC#29061.

You can also support PVAS using the Support PVAS icon in the blue menu bar.

Download the PVAS calendar

Download a printable calendar of events 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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Upcoming events

Saturday, April 30, 2016 10:00 AM (EDT) • 330 Hospice Ln, Kearneysville, WV 25430
Friday, May 06, 2016 7:00 AM (EDT) • Murphy's Farm at Harpers Ferry National Park
Saturday, May 07, 2016 (EDT) • McKee Pavilion, War Memorial Park, Martinsburg, WV 25401
Sunday, May 08, 2016 7:30 AM (EDT) • Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm, Antietam National Battlefiled, MD
Monday, May 09, 2016 7:30 AM (EDT) • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park; Virginius Island

 

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

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

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

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