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Master Naturalist open house Jan. 14

By Staff | Jan 2, 2015

Those who would like to get involved in helping to protect West Virginia’s natural resources, and in educating others about their importance are invited to check out the volunteer and training opportunities offered by West Virginia’s Master Naturalist Program at an Open House being held by the Program’s Potomac Valley Chapter the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 14.

The Open House will be held from 6-7 p.m. at the Hospice of the Panhandle facility in Kearneysville. It will be in the main meeting room of the facility’s Main Office building.

This will be an opportunity to meet Master Naturalists, see examples of volunteer projects, and get questions answered.

Anyone 16 years or older is welcome to attend. Registration is not required but encouraged. To register, go to www.potomacaudubon.org.

Master Naturalist programs are patterned after the long-established Master Gardener program and operate on a state-by-state basis.

They train individuals in the fundamentals of natural history and nature interpretation as a way of promoting responsible stewardship of natural resources.

West Virginia’s Master Naturalist program is one of the first in the nation, and the local Potomac Valley Chapterwhich was established by the Potomac Valley Audubon Society in 2007is one of the first chapters in the state.

Right after the Open House, at 7d p.m., the Potomac Valley Audubon Society will hold its regular monthly program in the same room. The program will feature a presentation on attracting pollinators to yards and gardens

For more information contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026.