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2017 Events

 

FALL EVENTS:

 

Program: "HAWK WATCH HIKE"

Saturday, September 23

Location: - Parking lot at Snickers Gap at Route 7 & Blue Ridge Mountain Road a little east of the Shenandoah River. This is an official Hawk Association Migration of North America counting site. Bring your binoculars!

12:00 - 1:00 pm - Hawk watch in the parking lot. See how many you can spot and check in with the hawk watch counters there.

1:00 pm - Leave parking lot for hike to Bear's Den overlook on the Appalachian Trail. This hike is somewhat strenuous with rocks and inclines and wonderful views at the end. Bring water, binoculars, and camera.

No Cost: Free and open to the public. Great family event.

 

Program: "CHESAPEAKE BAY RESTORATION PROJECTS"

Thursday, October 5 - 7:00pm

Location: - Lord Fairfax Community College/Middletown Campus; Science and Health Professions Building, Room 145; 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown VA.

Event - Robert Jennings from the Chesapeake Bay Fund (CBF) will discuss three major restoration projects: Oyster Restoration Project; "Grasses For The Masses" Underwater Grass Restoration Project; and Stream Restoration Project.

Find out how you can help with this important mission.

This program is jointly sponsored by Lord Fairfax Community College, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Trout Unlimited, and NSVAS.

No Cost: Free and open to the public.

 

Program: "FARMLAND CONSERVATION AND WATER QUALITY"

Thursday, November 2 - 7:00pm

Location: - Shenandoah University/Winchester Campus; Henkel Hall, Hester Auditorium; 726 Wade Miller Drive, Winchester VA.

Event: - James Pinsky from the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will discuss ways to improve soil and water quality using Best Management Practices

The Lord Fairfax SWCDs mission is to serve, protect, and enhance the quality of our region's soil and water, and promote ecologically sound use of land and water resources.

This program is jointly sponsored by Shenandoah University's Environmental Studies Program, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Network, and NSVAS.

No Cost: Free and open to the public.

 

 

FALL BIRD & WILDLIFE WALKS:

Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve - Winchester, VA

Saturdays: September 23, October 7, and October 21. Walks begin at 8:30am

Join seasoned naturalist and current NSVAS President Jim Smith for his nature walks in the Abrams Creek area in the heart of Winchester. Meet at the Children of America's parking lot off of West Jubal Early Drive, approx. 1/2 mile west of Valley Avenue. Park at the west/right side of the lot by the woods. If you arrive late, simply walk the path until you catch up with the group. Allow approx. 2 hours for the walk. Dress for the weather and you may want to bring water, binoculars, and a camera. Walks will be cancelled in inclement weather. For more information contact Jim at 540-303-3983. No fee. Great family activity.

 

SPRING EVENTS:

Program: "Conservation Activities and Mission"

Saturday, March 25

Location: - Shenandoah University Cool Springs River Campus lodge, which is located approximately one mile north of Route 7 and the first road east of the Shenandoah River.

9:00 am - Walk begins, meet at SU Lodge

10:30 am - Presentation begins inside the SU Lodge

Enjoy a short morning nature walk, approximately 1/2 mile, to a nearby Bald Eagle's nest (& heron rookery,) afterwards join us for a presentation about conservation activities and mission.

No Cost: Free and open to the public. Great family event.

 

SPRING BIRD & WILDLIFE WALKS:

Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve - Winchester, VA

Saturdays: March 18, April 1, April 15, April 29. Walks begin at 8:30am

Join seasoned naturalist and current NSVAS President Jim Smith for his nature walks in the Abrams Creek area in the heart of Winchester. Meet at the Children of America's parking lot off of West Jubal Early Drive, approx. 1/2 mile west of Valley Avenue. Park at the west/right side of the lot by the woods. If you arrive late, simply walk the path until you catch up with the group. Allow approx. 2 hours for the walk. Dress for the weather and you may want to bring water, binoculars, and a camera. Walks will be cancelled in inclement weather. For more information contact Jim at 540-303-3983. No fee. Great family activity.

 

Book Lover's Lecture Series Program: "Genius of Birds"

Co-sponsored with the Foundation of the State Arboretum (FOSA)

Saturday, March 4, 2:00-4:00pm

Location: - Virginia State Arboretum at Blandy Experimental Farm; Route 50 in Clarke County, Virginia.

Join author and historian Jennifer Ackerman as she discusses her book. She traveled the world in an effort to understand intelligence in birds. Learn about tool use, long-distance navigation (without asking directions,) astonishing feats of memory, deception, eavesdropping, and lots more

Book signing and refreshments to follow!

Program fee: FOSA & NSVAS members $20

Non-members $25

Reservations Required - Space is Limited. Books available for purchase.

540-837-1758 Ext. 224 M-F 1-5pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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