Weekend Update for April 25-26, 2009

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Friday, April 24, 2009 – Wild and Scenic Environmentail Film Festival – 7-9 PM

Plateau Action Network, in partnership with Patagonia, the National Parks Conservation Association, WELD, Drive Current and the Fayette County Schools is presenting the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Please join us for the community screening to be held on Friday, April 24 from 7-9pm at the Fayetteville High School.

April 25, 2009 – Coal In The Gorge - 6-8 PM 

Renowned photographer David Lewis has captured the remains of coal communities and industry reflecting upon the heritage of a proud mountain people. Remnants of technological creations of the humble coal miner abound in the images as they lay waiting on nature to take them back to earth. The exhibit is located at the Lewis House on Main Street in Oak Hill across from Chase Bank.

New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend – April 25, 2009 – April 26, 2009

Saturday, April 25 9:00 am to 1:30 pm

Join rangers at shelter #4 at Grandview to go on a leisurely 2.5 mile hike from Grandview down to the New River, indentifyoing wildflowers along the way. A free return shuttle will be provided. Reservations requested by April 22; call 304-466-0417.

Sunday, April 26 9am to 10:30am

Meet at the Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock State Park to stroll the diverse habitats of Babcock in search of the region’s more scretive beauties-birds.

Sunday, April 26 3pm to 5pm

Meet at the lower parking lot near Hawks Nest State Park in Ansted, WV to explore the many wonders of the New River Gorge on this walk along the Hawks Nest Rail Trail.

New River Birding and Nature Festival April 27, 2009 – May 2, 2009

Birding, Ecology, Friendship and Fun! The New River Birding & Nature Festival takes place in and around the New River Gorge National River. Administrated by the National Park Service, this area is the heart of the upland, hardwood forests that Cornell Lab of Ornithology has identified as a crucial stopover habitat for the continued survival of species such as Golden-winged, Blue-winged, and Swainson’s Warbler, as well as the Scarlet Tanager. This bird watching festival will highlight more than 100 species of birds on various birding tours. A friendly birding vacation for everyone, this weeklong event features guided birding excursions, classes, seminars and world-class speakers. Signature guided bird watching experiences include guaranteed birding vans, birding by boat, hands-on bird banding and hard core backcountry birding.

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