On Sunday, Sept. 16, the Friends of the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) will host a tour of the facility and a wine and cheese tasting event at the Center. NCTC is located three miles outside Shepherdstown WV on the banks of the Potomac River and is the home of the US Fish and Wildlife Service's main training facility. Tour the beautiful wooded campus at 2 p m (meet at the Byrd Center) and enjoy organic wines and a cheese tasting event from 3pm to 5pm (in the Commons Area, featuring a speaker from the National Wildlife Refuge Association. Admission is an annual membership to the Friends of NCTC ($5. Students, $10 Individuals, $20 Family, $50 Sustaining).
The Friends of NCTC is a membership organization that supports the work of NCTC, including its outreach programs to the community. Volunteers this past year coordinated the community lecture series, contributed to the Eagle Cam and participated in the Wild Read Program.