Volunteers Needed for Natural Area Monitoring
Friends of Hughlett Point/Dameron Marsh Announcement No.2 4/19/02
Volunteers are needed to monitor the two State Natural Area Preserves (NAP) on the Chesapeake Bay shore in Northumberland County. Spend an occasional hour or two:
- walking the Hughlett Point trails and beach (Dameron Marsh to be added later)
- observing recreational usage, wildlife and plant life
- then submitting a simple check list report to the VA Department of Conservation and Recreation.
To express your interest in being a great or small part of this effort, contact Jane and Sibley Towner, volunteer coordinators, at 435-3566 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Alternatively, you may contact NAPS Vice-President Lynton Land at 453-6605 (JandL@rivnet.net).
If you feel you might like to volunteer but would like more information, you may with to attend an optional informational meeting on Saturday, June 1, in the fellowship hall at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Kilmarnock. Coupled with the informational meeting are two other optional elements designed to introduce the more recently acquired and not yet publicly accessible Dameron Marsh natural preserve. The schedule is as follows:
Volunteer Program for Hughlett Point NAP
- 9:00 Coffee and donuts at St. Andrew's. Scheduling is done and report forms on monitoring are distributed for those who have signed up or intend to do so. Maps and badges are also distributed. (Volunteers who cannot attend this meeting will receive their materials and assignments individually.)
- 9:30-10:30 Natural heritage talk, video, and handouts, by Rebecca Wilson, Chesapeake Bay Steward. VA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).
Optional Additions for Dameron Marsh NAP
- 10:30 All those who care to do so drive to Dameron Marsh in a caravan.
- 11:00 Guided tour around the site by Rebecca Wilson and Greg. Toussaint, DCR Operations Steward.
- 12:00 People who have brought picnic lunches eats on the site.
- 1:00 Anyone who is willing and able joins DCR staff in a shoreline cleanup by land or sea.
Jane and Sibley Towner
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