Volunteer Opportunities Calendar

Upcoming events

    • Friday, September 29, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve, across the street from 455 Whiting's Neck Rd, Martinsburg, WV

    What:  Maintenance Day

    Where: Yankauer Nature Preserve

    When: Friday, September 29, 2017 

    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    Contact: Bridget Tinsley, PVAS Land and Watershed Program Manager,  304-261-6016 or email  bridget@potomacaudubon.org

    Location:  Yankauer Preserve is located across the street from 455 Whiting's Neck Rd, Martinsburg, WV.  The entrance is well marked with ample parking available.

    Join us for a day of maintenance day at Yankauer Nature Preserve! We'll work together to accomplish trail clearing and invasive species removal in preparation for events at Yankauer. Gather among friends refreshments and snacks while we complete some trail maintenance work at Yankauer Nature Preserve.

    Yankauer Nature Preserve protects native habitat for local flora and fauna, and is a favorite local area for hiking and birdwatching in Berkeley County. Maintenance work and invasive species removal is necessary to promote high quality native habitat at Yankauer Nature Preserve.  Your help is appreciated as we work together to clear invasive species and enhance habitat for local wildlife. Every pair of hands helps make a difference! 

    All necessary training, tools, gloves will be provided. Light refreshments will also be available. Yankauer Nature Preserve has bathrooms and water will be available to refill water bottles. 

    Master Naturalists who participate will earn volunteer hours for their re-certification. 


    • Thursday, October 12, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Cool Spring Preserve 1469 Lloyd Rd, Charles Town, WV 25414

    What: Maintenance Day

    Where: Cool Spring Preserve

    When: Thursday, October 12, 2017

    Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    Contact: Bridget Tinsley, PVAS Land and Watershed Program Manager,  304-261-6016 or email  bridget@potomacaudubon.org

    Location:  Cool Spring Preserve is found at 1469 Lloyd Rd, Charles Town, WV. The entrance is well marked and ample parking is available.

    Join us for a day of maintenance at Cool Spring Preserve! We'll work together to accomplish invasive species removal, maintain walking trails and improve the preserve habitat overall. Gather among friends for some hot coffee, cocoa, tea and snacks while we complete some outdoor maintenance work at Cool Spring Preserve.

    Invasive species removal is necessary to promote high quality native habitat at Cool Spring Preserve.  Your help is appreciated as every pair of hands helps make a difference! 

    All necessary training, tools, gloves will be provided. Light refreshments will also be available. Cool Spring Preserve has indoor bathrooms.

    • Friday, October 13, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Eidolon Nature Preserve, 2146 Orleans Rd, Great Cacapon, WV 25422

    Explore the outdoors by visiting the beautiful Eidolon Nature Preserve! Join us for a day of hiking, wildflower gazing and leaf peeping as we enjoy the fall foliage at Eidolon. 

    What: Hiking event to celebrate fall foliage

    Where: Eidolon Nature Preserve, 2146 Orleans Rd, Great Cacapon, WV 25422

    When: Friday, October 13, 2017

    Time:  10:00am -- 12:00pm

    Contact: Bridget Tinsley, PVAS Land and Watershed Program Manager,  304-261-6016

    bridget@potomacaudubon.org

    Location: Eidolon Nature Preserve, 2146 Orleans Rd, Great Cacapon, WV 25422. The entrance is very discreet, with just two short stone pillars holding the blue front gate. There is a sign on a tree near the entrance declaring Eidolon is a public preserve. The gate will be open for hikers, so please drive into the preserve and park at the lower parking area. 

    If you're coming from Jefferson County and would like to carpool please contact Bridget Tinsley at Bridget@potomacaudubon.org and plan to meet in the parking lot of the Shepherdstown Food Lion on Route 45 at 8:15 am. The preserve has very limited parking so carpooling is preferred. If you're coming from Morgan or Berkeley County or prefer to drive to Eidolon directly from elsewhere, we will be meeting at the preserve at around 10:00 am. 

    Hiking at Eidolon will be at a moderate pace but the preserve has many hills. Please wear appropriate shoes and dress for variable weather. We may also have the opportunity to see a variety of birds and other wildlife, so binoculars are recommended. Please  a refillable water bottle and any accessories that will help you stay comfortable (sun wear, bug spray, hats, etc). 


    • Wednesday, November 01, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Cool Spring Preserve 1469 Lloyd Rd, Charles Town, WV 25414

    What: Maintenance Day

    Where: Cool Spring Preserve

    When: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    Contact: Bridget Tinsley, PVAS Land and Watershed Program Manager,  304-261-6016 or email  bridget@potomacaudubon.org

    Location:  Cool Spring Preserve is found at 1469 Lloyd Rd, Charles Town, WV. The entrance is well marked and ample parking is available.

    Join us for a day of maintenance at Cool Spring Preserve! We'll work together to accomplish invasive species removal, maintain walking trails and improve the preserve habitat overall. Gather among friends for some hot coffee, cocoa, tea and cookies while we complete some outdoor maintenance work at Cool Spring Preserve.

    Invasive species removal is necessary to promote high quality native habitat at Cool Spring Preserve.  Your help is appreciated as every pair of hands helps make a difference! 

    All necessary training, tools, gloves will be provided. Light refreshments will also be available. Cool Spring Preserve has indoor bathrooms.

    • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve, across the street from 455 Whiting's Neck Rd, Martinsburg, WV

    What:  Maintenance Day

    Where: Yankauer Nature Preserve

    When: Thursday, November 9, 2017 

    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    Contact: Bridget Tinsley, PVAS Land and Watershed Program Manager,  304-261-6016 or email  bridget@potomacaudubon.org

    Location:  Yankauer Preserve is located across the street from 455 Whiting's Neck Rd, Martinsburg, WV.  The entrance is well marked with ample parking available.

    Join us for a day of maintenance day at Yankauer Nature Preserve! We'll work together to accomplish trail clearing and invasive species removal in preparation for events at Yankauer. Gather among friends refreshments and snacks while we complete some trail maintenance work at Yankauer Nature Preserve.

    Yankauer Nature Preserve protects native habitat for local flora and fauna, and is a favorite local area for hiking and birdwatching in Berkeley County. Maintenance work and invasive species removal is necessary to promote high quality native habitat at Yankauer Nature Preserve.  Your help is appreciated as we work together to clear invasive species and enhance habitat for local wildlife. Every pair of hands helps make a difference! 

    All necessary training, tools, gloves will be provided. Light refreshments will also be available. Yankauer Nature Preserve has bathrooms and water will be available to refill water bottles. 

    Master Naturalists who participate will earn volunteer hours for their re-certification. 


Past events

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Eidolon Nature Preserve Maintenance Event
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 United Way Day of Caring at Yankauer, Cool Spring and Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserves
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Cool Spring Preserve Maintenance Day
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 Eidolon Nature Preserve Maintenance Event
Thursday, August 03, 2017 Stauffer's Marsh Maintenance Day
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Friday, July 28, 2017 Cool Spring Preserve Maintenance Day
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Wednesday, July 05, 2017 Eidolon Nature Preserve Maintenance Event
Saturday, June 17, 2017 Annual PVAS Meeting for Friends and Volunteers
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Cool Spring Preserve Maintenance Day
Thursday, June 08, 2017 Eidolon Nature Preserve Maintenance Event
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Stauffer's Marsh Maintenance Day
Friday, May 19, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Friday, May 12, 2017 CANCELLED: Yankauer Maintenance Day
Saturday, May 06, 2017 Cool Spring Preserve Maintenance Day
Saturday, April 22, 2017 Eidolon Nature Preserve Maintenance Event
Friday, April 21, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Stauffer's Marsh Maintenance Day
Saturday, March 11, 2017 Stauffer's Marsh Maintenance Day
Sunday, March 05, 2017 Eidolon Nature Preserve Maintenance and Grill-out Event
Friday, March 03, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Friday, February 03, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Sunday, January 15, 2017 MLK Jr. Day, Service Event at Cool Spring Preserve
Thursday, December 01, 2016 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Friday, October 28, 2016 Eidolon Maintenance Work
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 United Way Day of Caring at Yankauer Preserve and Stauffer's Marsh
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Shepherd University Day of Service at Yankauer
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Establish a Monarch Waystation Volunteer Service Project
Saturday, April 16, 2016 Master Naturalist Service Project: Forest Restoration
Sunday, March 13, 2016 Volunteer Day: Save our Trees from Invasive Vines at Morgan's Grove Park
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 United Way Day of Caring at Yankauer Preserve and Stauffer's Marsh
Sunday, March 29, 2015 Volunteer Day: Save our Trees from Invasive Vines at Morgan's Grove Park
Saturday, February 21, 2015 Volunteer Day: Save our Trees from Invasive Vines at Morgan's Grove Park - CANCELED
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 United Way Day of Caring at Yankauer Preserve and Stauffer's Marsh
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 United Way Day of Caring at Yankauer Preserve


  
          © 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society

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

Yankauer Nature Preserve (Berkeley County)
Eidolon Nature Preserve (Morgan County)
Stauffer's Marsh (Berkeley County)
Cool Spring Nature Preserve (Jefferson County)

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

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

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

Bridget Tinsley, Land and Watershed Program Manager // 304-261-6016
Bridget@PotomacAudubon.org

Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714
Amy@PotomacAudubon.org
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