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Hawk-watching trip seeking participants for event

By Staff | Nov 5, 2010

The Potomac Audubon Society will sponsor a tour of the Freshwater Institute, near Shepherdstown, and a hawk-watching trip to Waggoner’s Gap, near Carlisle, Pa., both on Nov. 6 and a bird walk at the National Conservation Training Center, near Shepherdstown, Nov. 13.

The Freshwater Institute, at 1098 Turner Rd., tour will begin at 9 a.m. And last about two hours. Anyone with interest is welcome, and there is no fee.

For more information about the institute, visit freshwaterinstitute.com.

The trip to Waggoner’s Gap is about a two-hour drive from the Eastern Panhandle, and the stay at the site will be between four and five hours.

If weather conditions are unfavorable, the trip will be postponed until Nov. 7. Because of this, pre-registration is required.

To pre-register for the Waggoner’s Gap trip, call Sandy Sagalkin at 240-291-6465 or email her at monsanagalkin@myactv.net.

The bird walk at NCTC is free and anyone with an interest is welcome to participate. Binoculars are available for participants who do not have any of their own.

Participants should check in at the Security Gate inside NCTC and meet at 8 a.m. on Nov. 13 in the parking lot in front of the main building at NCTC. Security will tell you where to park.

Because of security requirements at NCTC, this trip will require pre-registration by Nov. 8. To pre-register, contact Sagalkin at 240-291-6465.