[BSW] Crow's Nest Hike November 10 + Volunteer Invasive Removal Day in Rock Creek Park, also on the 10th

Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Thu Nov 1 15:40:11 CDT 2012


Some upcoming events:

The November BSW meeting is coming up next Tuesday, November 6th. The 
speaker is Amanda Treher of NatureServe and her topic will be: The 
Genus Rhynchospora: Conservation and Taxonomic Revisions.

We will be having elections at this meeting.

If you do not have a SI badge, please let Robin Everly (everlyr at si.edu) 
know if you are coming to the meeting by November 5th , so she can arrange 
for badges.

http://botsoc.org
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Participate in the DC CWMA Partner Volunteer Day, which is aimed at 
increasing awareness and community efforts toward managing invasive plants 
and promoting native wildlife habitat in Washington, DC.    

The DC-CWMA partner – Rock Creek Park will host a group to perform 
invasive plant removal and help contribute the restoration of this DC 
treasure.   It’s a great opportunity to connect with the natural resource 
managers at Rock Creek and learn more about wildlife management efforts to 
promote wildlife conservation.  Register here: 
http://ddoe.dc.gov/node/219512

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>From the VNPS-POT mailing list:

Here's a chance for a guided tour of Crow's Nest in Stafford County.  It is
not yet open to the public.
 
                     Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve

                                Fall Field Day

                        Saturday, November 10, 2012 

  The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and Stafford County
invite you to participate on a Fall Field Day at Crow’s Nest Natural Area
   Preserve – one of the many remarkable gems within the Virginia Natural
    Area Preserve System. This field day will provide citizens a chance to
     experience Crow’s Nest prior to its official opening and  promote
   awareness of Virginia’s most significant natural places – including
  Crow’s Nest – protected within the state Natural Area Preserve System
   managed by DCR’s Natural Heritage Program. There are now 61 dedicated
  natural area preserves in this statewide system totaling 51,678 acres and
   protecting 378 unique significant natural communities and rare plant and
                               animal species.

  9:00 AM until 1:00 PM – Guided hikes and natural history interpretation

             by DCR Natural Heritage and Stafford County staff 

           RSVP by calling DCR’s Faye McKinney at (804) 786-7951

       to secure a reservation and receive directions to the preserve.

   This is a very popular event and space is limited to 80 participants. 

                   Please call early to reserve your place.


This is an outdoor event and will include hikes between 1 and 4 miles long.
            Casual clothes and comfortable shoes are recommended.

         There is no rain date – hikes will proceed rain or shine.


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