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Volunteer Spruce Planting at the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

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September 17, 2016 9AM

On september  17th the refuge is inviting volunteers to come out and help plant red spruce seedlings. Meet at the refuge office at 9AM. Learn why we are restoring red spruce in our forest and then help us plant trees. Come dressed up for the weather, wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring water. Lunch will be provided.For more information contact Dawn Washington @ 304-866-3858 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Who are we?

This website has been established and is being managed by the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy to support the work of the Central Appalachian Spruce Restoration Initiative (CASRI).

CASRI is a partnership of diverse interests with a common goal of restoring historic red spruce-northern hardwood ecosystems across the high elevation landscapes of Central Appalachia. It is comprised of private, state, federal, and non-governmental organizations who share a recognition of the importance of this ecosystem.

Contact Us

For more information, and volunteer opportunities, please contact :

Julie Fosbender

Partnership coordinator

US Forest Service

Monongahela National Forest

P: 304-636-1800

f: 304-637-0582