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Kanawha State Forest – 4/16 – OSBRA EYE MEMORIAL WILDFLOWER WALKS

One of WVs premiere spring wildflower walks! Multiple hike and leaders. Register at 8:30 a.m. at the swimming pool area. Adults $5; Students under 16, $2. Hot dogs, soft drinks, and cookies for sale. Door prizes, raffle. Hikes are from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. A variety of walks, including Wildflowers, Medicinal/Edible Plants, Trees, Beginning and Advanced Birding, Photography, etc. (Be sure to bring a camera & binoculars!) Walks are assisted or led by volunteers and employees of the Department of Natural Resources, Handlan Chapter Brooks Bird Club, Mary Ingles Trail Blazers, and the West Virginia Native Plant Society. Learn more at the forest webpage link below.

Camp Creek State Park – (3/5) – MEET CAMP CREEK

Whether March comes in like a lion or lamb, Camp Creek State Park is springing forward into 2016. You're invited to visit and meet park staff to learn about upcoming events and activities in 2016 at Camp Creek. From 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Early Moon Shelter, you'll find hot cocoa or coffee, and conversation. Learn about Camp Creek's Pack In Pack Out camping; book picnic shelters for 2016; sign up for the state park VIPP visitation program; learn about events here at Camp Creek; enjoy the spring horizon. It's almost camping season - check out our camping sites. Camp Creek State Park rents sites year-round, so if the weather is good, come camp.

Kanawha State Forest – 2/13 – GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT & HIKE

Join naturalist Sara Miller at the nature center (pool parking lot) at 10:00 a.m. Hot drinks will be provided. The morning's bird watching will begin with a 15-20 minute Great Backyard Bird Count feeder watch near the pool building, after which all are welcome to participate in a GBBC hike. The hike will be approx. 2 miles, easy to moderate. Bring binoculars, warm clothes as needed, and a bird guide if you have one! The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy. The activities engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Visit gbbc.birdcount.org to learn about the national involvement. Find more events at WVs state parks at wvstateparks.com

Coopers Rock State Forest – 2/6 – WINTERFEST

The 5th annual Coopers Rock WinterFest will be held on Saturday, February 6th, 2016, from 10:00 until 4:00. The festival will be located at and near the Day Use Parking Lot and Front Gate, ¼ mile from the Coopers Rock I-68 Exit. Almost all events are located in, or start and finish at, the main festival area. Visit the Registration & Information Table, front and center as you drive up to the Day Use Parking Lot and Front Gate, to find out exactly where everything is located and any other questions. A full list of activities from Snowball Target Range and Guided Snowshoe Hikes to a Women's Frying Pan Toss is part of the day fun. Click the link below for full details.