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Audubon sets work session

By Staff | Mar 27, 2015

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a volunteer work session at Shepherdstown’s Morgan’s Grove Park on Sunday March 29.

The session was originally scheduled for February 21 but was postponed because of weather. It will be focused on severing invasive vinesboth native and non-nativethat are weighing down or girdling some of the park’s trees. It will be led by Shawn Walker, a certified Arborist and Master Naturalist, who will provide guidance and supervision.

Although the primary goal will be to help the park, this will also provide a good opportunity to learn proper techniques for handling invasive vines, and to learn more about trees in general.

The session will start at 10 a.m. and last about two hours.

There is no fee and anyone with an interest is invited. Children will be welcome, but must be supervised carefully because tools will be involved.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged but not required. To register, go to the PVAS website at www.potomacaudubon.org.

Participants should plan to meet in the park’s lower parking lot, near the railroad tracks. They should dress for the weather, wear work shoes and work clothes, and bring work gloves and safety glasses if they have them. They also should feel free to bring their own tools, such as loppers, saws, and pruners. Tools, gloves and safety glasses will also be available onsite for those who need them.

Morgan’s Grove Park is a 25-acre public park that serves Shepherdstown and surrounding areas. It is owned by the Shepherdstown Community Club and operated by the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Commission.”

The park is located just southwest of Shepherdstown at 4198 Kearneysville Pike (Route 480).

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