High Rocks-Potomac Valley Audubon
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society was organized in 1982. We are a chapter of the National Audubon Society and draw our members from Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan counties in West Virginia and Washington County, Maryland.
PVAS offers a wide variety of programs for children, adults, and families. Our goal is to get people of all ages outside to explore and learn about the natural world. To help accomplish this goal, PVAS manages four nature preserves featuring a variety of habitats in the Eastern Panhandle of WV to hike and explore.
We also work closely with a variety of partners to conserve natural areas for habitat protection and for people's enjoyment. Education is one of the primary ways PVAS works to fulfill its mission. From preschool to adults, PVAS offers opportunities to learn about the natural world through our educational programs.
These range from programs delivered to local schools to summer day camps to nature walks for adults and families. Our service area is rich in natural history and recreational opportunities, providing a wonderful outdoor learning lab wherever you go. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.
Member Duties : Assist with the care of PVAS's four nature preserves: Cool Spring (located south of Charles Town), Yankauer (located between Shepherdstown and Martinsburg), Stauffer's Marsh (located west of Martinsburg), and Eidolon (west of Berkeley Springs). Help with coordinating and leading volunteer days at preserves to utilize community resources and engage local volunteers.
Track individual and volunteer hours. Represent PVAS positively in the community throughout roles/responsibilities. Serve as natural history and scientific resource to staff and public. Assist with PVAS special events, onsite and offsite.
Program Benefits : Stipend , Training , Education award upon successful completion of service .
Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours .
Service Areas :
Community Outreach , Environment , Education .
Environment , Computers/Technology , Leadership , Team Work , Public Speaking , Community Organization .