What: Spring Wildflower Walk
Where: Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area
When: Friday, May 12th, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Trip Leader: Dr. Larry Stritch
Qualifies for PVMN Re-Cert Hours
Join Dr. Larry Stritch, retired U.S. Forest Service botanist, for a Spring Wildflower Walk at Shannondale Springs WMA.
This is a family-friendly event that will introduce you to some of the many spring wildflowers that are found in the eastern panhandle.
Shannondale Springs WMA is located on the east bank of the Shannondale River in Jefferson County, about 4 miles east of Charles Town.
Participants will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the parking lot by the WMA boat launch site off Mission Road.
The 1,361 acre Shannondale Springs property is managed by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. It includes a mixture of forest, brush land and open fields covering rolling hills. The trip will involved walking about 2 miles over moderately even ground.
Shannondale Springs WMA may be reached by taking new Route 9 east to old Route 9 across the Shenandoah River approximately 1.2 miles to Mission Road. Take Mission Road approximately 2.2 miles to a sharp right turn marked with a brown sign showing river access. After starting the turn, the sign for Shannondale Springs WMA can be observed not eh left. Follow this road across a small stream to the parking area adjacent to the boat launch site.
Please dress for the prevailing weather conditions, wear sturdy walking shoes and bring along drinking water and insect repellant.
Registration for this event is required and will be limited to 20 participants.
If you have questions, please contact Krista Hawley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-303-1026