Volunteers needed for trail work

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is seeking volunteers to lend a hand in caring for our nature preserves.

Plants such as autumn olive, multiflora rose, and others are encroaching on the trails, and we need help clipping them back to make sure our trails are comfortable for all visitors. Tools are provided, but take own work gloves if you have them and plenty of water. Registration is required. Volunteers should feel free to arrive and leave as their schedules allow.

Yankauer Nature Preserve, 438 Whitings Neck Road, Marinsburg, W.Va., Wednesday, August 2, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, August 10, 8-11 a.m., Friday, August 18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and Thursday, August 24, 4-7 p.m.

Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, W.Va., Tuesday, August 1, 3-6 p.m., Wednesday, August 9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Thursday, August 17, 2-5 p.m. and Tuesday, August 22, 4-7 p.m.

Stauffer’s Marsh Nature Preserve, 4069 Back Creek Valley Road, Hedgesville, W.Va., Tuesday, August 8, 8-11 a.m. and Wednesday, August 23, 3-6 p.m.

Eidolon Nature Preserve, 2145 Orleans Road, Great Cacapon, W.Va., Saturday, August 26, 8-11 a.m.

Join Beth and Paul Dobson in caring for the preserve. Trim back prickers and weeds that are encroaching on the trail.

The trails can be rocky and hilly and a little more wild than the other PVAS preserves. This is why on volunteer days everyone is paired with a partner.

There are three main trails at Eidolon. The Cerulean Loop, Zapolean Loop, and Ardalia Trail. Our goal is to have six or more people. Two people each for the three trails. If more volunteers are available there are some side trails or connector trails that can be added to the goal.

Participants should register for these events at

For more information, contact Katelyn “KC” W alters, the PV AS Associate Director of Conservation and Operations, at [email protected] or 681-252-1387.