July 23 & 24: Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center – Balsam Fir Cone Collecting Volunteer Outing

cone-collectingJoin us for a day, or 2 days, of volunteer work to help with an important component of our efforts to restore the red spruce ecosystem.  We’ll be collecting cones from balsam fir trees in Canaan Valley each morning at 10:00 am. We will extract the seeds and use them to grow seedlings for our restoration program.  Tasks include climbing or carrying ladders, transporting sacks of cones, and helping with the logistics of cone collecting.   Rain or shine. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring work gloves and a water bottle.  Cones are resinous, so be prepared to get sticky! Lunch will be provided.   For more information, call Dave Saville at 304 692-8118.