Employment Opportunity – Part-time Heart of Highlands Trail System Project Coordinator

Since 2009, Heart of the Highlands Trails System in Tucker County (Davis, Thomas, Canaan Valley), West Virginia has been working to connect the non-motorized, multi-use trail systems of five land management agencies in the county into an environmentally sustainable public trail system.  We are seeking a motivated individual with a passion for trails and trail building to serve as our Project Coordinator. This is a Part-time (20 hours a week) paid position. For a job description or more information, please go to our website – https:/home/wp_tc8tsf/mnofwv.org/www.heartofthehighlandstrail.org,  see our Facebook page or contact us at info@heartofthehighlandstrail.org.  Application review will begin December 15th.

Pollinators in the City

Educational Opportunity (Virtual)

Join the folks from The Ohio State University’s Bee Lab for one hour speaker series from Monday, November 29 to December 3, 2021. The virtual sessions start at 10:00 and will be recorded. These will be the following topics:

  • Honey Bees in the City: Where Are They Feeding, and How Do We Know?
  • The City as a Refuge for Insect Pollinators
  • Vacant Lots as Urban Bee Habitat
  • Constructed Green Infrastructure to Support Wild Bees: Does it Work?
  • Policy Dimensions of Insect Pollinator Conservation

Further information: https:/home/wp_tc8tsf/mnofwv.org/u.osu.edu/certify/pollinators-in-the-city-speaker-series/

Register for the speaker series (free): https:/home/wp_tc8tsf/mnofwv.org/osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TwV9ffFjTee60l6M1refJw

(The speaker series of this Bee Lab is very informative! -jmb)

Volunteers Needed – Friends of Blackwater

The Friends of Blackwater (FOB), for their Blackwater Rail Trail Botanical Restoration project, need some help to remove invasive plant species along the rail-trail near Thomas and Davis, WV. Several dates are available:

  • September 22nd: 12pm-3pm
  • September 25th: 11am-1pm
  • September 29th: 12pm-3pm
  • October 6th: 12pm-3pm
  • October 13th: 12pm-3pm
  • October 16th: 11am-1pm
  • October 20th: 12pm-3pm
  • October 27th: 12pm-3pm
  • October 30th: 11am-1pm

Come out and enjoy some time outside and help in a good endeavor! Groups are also encouraged. Contact Samantha Miller, Botany Specialist, Friends of Blackwater, Office: (304)345-7663 ext 103 Further information on the FOB project: https:/home/wp_tc8tsf/mnofwv.org/saveblackwater.org/rail-trail-botanical-restoration-volunteering-opportunities/ (Dates in the article are from previous removal days.)

Website News – 9/15/2021

Just some info:

  1. Most if not all of our links to WV-DNR are now broken due to the creation of their new website. This is especially noticeable for the class/course descriptions. Rebecca Linger (our new president) has apprehended the new info and hopefully, we’ll link up to new stuff soon. Thank you for that work!
  2. Comments for posts have been turned off–mostly since we were getting myriads of spam, esp for “ED” related medications from Russian and Chinese locations. Comments were rarely used by the membership, anyway. The Info email is still active, nonetheless.
  3. Photos from the conference have been received–Now to see what kind of gallery apps are available (and free) for us to use!
  4. An “Archives” section is in planning and it will house previous meeting minutes and probably old conference info.
  5. Your webmaster is venturing into possible home ownership for the first time, so house viewing, mortgages, home inspections and other financial magic/conjuring is pre-occupying much of any free time for him in the past few weeks since the Conference. (Also, it is prime seed processing season!)