WVNPS Upcoming Events


February 16th - Tri State Chapter Annual Meeting.  7:00 P.M. Enslow Park Presbyterian Church. Come to help set the field trip agenda for 2012. All suggestions as to
locations and/or projects are welcome. Contact Helen Gibbins 304-736-3287 for directions and information.

March 3rd - Lichen and Moss Workshop.  Dr. Sue Studlar of West Virginia University (botany) will host a workshop on bryophytes and lichens.  Complete information is available in the Dec. 2011 Newsletter.

March 24th - Greenbottom Wildlife Management Area.  Meet at the parking lot near the boardwalk at 10 AM.  Directions - GWMA is located east of Huntington on Rd. 2.

April 7th - A Visit to Cotton Hill, WV.  Directions: meet at 10 AM at the junction of US highway 60 and WV 16, called Chimney Corner, located near Hawks Nest State Park. The group will convene at the Country Store at 10 A.M.. The Country Store has two buildings, the larger of the two has a large parking lot, there are no other structures at Chimney Corner so it is easy to find. The Cotton Hill area offers a rich riparian habitat in a flood plain of the lower New River Gorge. Many of the plant species in the area have migrated from the river’s origin in the south. Rocky, sandstone outcroppings also provide dry upland habitats for unusual plant communities. Remember to bring water, a lunch and sun screen as well as good walking footwear. Following the field experience a board meeting will be held. All are welcome to attend.

April 28 -  East Lynn Lake. Meet at the Wildlife Management Area Marina at 11:30 AM. Directions – Exit I-64 at 5th Street Road, Exit 8. Take 152 S to  Wayne. Take Rt. 37 E. to East Lynn Lake.

May 10th -13th WV Wilflower Pilgrimage. Remember the Wildflower Pilgrimage at Blackwater Falls State Park. 

June 23rd- Parkersburg Library Native Plant Garden.  Edison School Arboretum and McDonough Refuge sites.  Board meeting will follow.

July 28 - Barboursville Recreational Park.  8 AM. Look at the flowers along the railroad tracks.  Directions to the park: Enter Barboursville on Farmdale Road. Cross the river and drive to the second stop light. Turn right on to Central Avenue. Drive to Greenwood Way (dead-end) Turn Left. Turn right on to College Ave.  Turn right into the park. Stay on the left hand road until you come to the large pond’s parking lot. Coordinates – N 38 degrees 23.303’; W 082 degrees 17.994’.

August 12th Putnam County.  Doug Wood will lead a visit to the Buffalo wetland complex, home to several state tracked species, a pink St. Johnswort and a rare sedge. We will also visit a recently discovered blue ash population.



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